Time for another event in Taste Of Pearl City. I'm more than happy to host Cooking With Seeds event started by Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes. I would like to thank her for giving this opportunity. I don't think we need introduction for Priya, she is popularly known among the bloggers for using the ingredients in a very creative manner, check out her delicious and creative recipes here.
Next coming to the event, the seed for this month is Nigella Seeds which is also known as black cumin seeds, black onion seeds or kalonji seeds. You can see this seed mostly for the bread topping, this month just extend your creativity to use this seed in various other recipes as well.
Nigella seeds are known for it's medicinal purposes for centuries both as a herb or pressed into oil. It has been known to reduce the risk of illness and disease by strengthening your immune system.
In Islam it is regarded as one of the greatest forms of healing medicines available, Prophet Mohammed(saw) said nigella seeds can heal every disease except death, as recounted in the following hadith:
[Sahih Muslim : Book 26 Kitab As-Salam, Number 5489]
Abu Huraira reported that he heard Allah's Messenger as saying: Nigella seed is a remedy for every disease except death.
Narrated Khalid bin Sa'd :We went out and Ghalib bin Abjar was accompanying us. He fell ill on the way and when we arrived at Medina he was still sick. Ibn Abi 'Atiq came to visit him and said to us, "Treat him with black cumin. Take five or seven seeds and crush them (mix the powder with oil) and drop the resulting mixture into both nostrils, for 'Aisha has narrated to me that she heard the Prophet saying, 'This black cumin is healing for all diseases except As-Sam.' 'Aisha said, 'What is As-Sam?' He said, 'Death.' " (Bukhari)
Nigella seeds are also used for treatment of rheumatism, bronchitis, skin diseases like eczema, boils. Read more about Nigella seeds here and here.
Criteria for the event:
- Cook or create any dish using Nigella seeds, veg and non veg are allowed.
- Alcohol, pork or animal gelatine are not allowed for the event.
- Link back to this event announcement page and Priya's event announcement page.
- Old entries are also allowed , but please repost it by linking back to this announcement page.
- No limit to the number of entries, you can send as many as possible.
- Use of logo will be appreciated.
- Email me at email@example.com with the following details
- Recipe Name and Url
- Category of the dish
- Picture width 300 px wide
Start using this precious seed in your cooking and send me your entries.