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Onion Seeds (Kalonji) are small, irregular shaped black seeds of the plant that grows in India - Kalonji. This spice can be used fresh or dry roasted in curries, and added to vegetables, relishes, pickles and yogurts. Dark onion seeds or known as Nigella sativain English, and it is a yearly blossoming plant that is local to South and South-West Asia.
The dark seeds or Kalonji seeds are obtained from the dark fruits that contain various seeds. Onion seed constitutes 38% of oil that is responsible for its aromatic flavor. The seeds are used as flavoring agents while cooking. The seeds need to be toasted to enhance their fragrant tinge. The seeds are also added in various forms of bread like naan, paratha, chapatti, etc. In few parts of the world, onion seeds are also used to season fish.