Kalonji also known as Nigella Sativa, is considered to be one of the healthiest spices with innumerable health benefits. It is believed to be able to cure almost anything. It is good for the skin, for Asthma, Amnesia, balancing insulin levels and cholesterol, premature greying and hair fall.
Kalonji is one of the five components of the Bengali Panch Puran, the others being cumin, mustard, fenugreek and fennel. Add a pinch of this mix to mustard oil and season your dal or sabji with the goodness of these 5 essential elements.