Kalonjee seeds, also known as black cumin, black onion seeds, black sesame seeds or Kalonji as we like call it in India, is used worldwide as a spice with intense flavour. It has a powerful aroma and tastes similar to onion, oregano and black pepper. It has a high anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties & also aids in lowering cholesterol. They’re also packed with antioxidants which help to cleanse the system. The scientific name of this unique spice is Nigella Sativa and is commonly called as black caraway seeds in English. It is very commonly used in Saurashtrian pickles as it adds a unique flavour.