The Tamil name for Cumin is "Seeragam", sometimes pronounced as "Jeeragam".
In present day, Tamil cuisine and in general Indian cuisine, cumin plays a major role.
In Tamil cusine, there are various ways of using "Seeragam":
A few cumin seeds are fried in oil before making certain dishes.
Image of cumin seeds:
Powdered Cumin seeds:
Cumin seeds are dried, milled and powdered. This is the most common form of use.
Popular dish where Cumin is used:
Almost all non-veg meat dishes and Briyani and some veg dishes. Mutton kuruma, Chicken fry
Spelling variations in Tamil name for Cumin:
Jeera, Jeeragam, Jeeragham, Seeragam, Seeragham
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