Interesting Recipes Using Kalonji

Alpa Momaya

March 29, 2022

#1 Paratha with mint and kalonji seeds

Mint and kalonji seeds make these parathas extremely tasty, nutritious and give a distinct flavor.
Course Breakfast


  • 2 cups Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Oats Flour
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 4 tbsp Kalonji Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • As per taste Salt


  • Put the wheat flour, oats flour, salt, mint leaves, nigella seeds, curd, and salt in a bowl
  • Knead the dough using water in small batches
  • Allow 30 minutes for the dough to rest
  • Roll the dough into small balls. Dust some flour and roll it into round or oval paratha.
  • Cook on tawa until both sides cooked well


Apply a little ghee and serve immediately. This paratha is delicious with any spicy gravy. When served together they are a marvel combo!

#2 Kalonji pulao

Course Main Course


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 tbsp Kalonji
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/2 stick Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsp Butter/Ghee
  • As per choice Mixed Herbs
  • As per choice Almonds


  • In a mixing bowl, put the basmati rice (80-90% cooked)
  • In a pan, melt the butter
  • Combine all of the spices, including the kalonji seeds
  • Toss in the rice and cook it over a low hea
  • Allow the pan to sit on sim for another 5 minutes


Enjoy your rice, which is simple to make but packed with flavor!
Keyword pulao

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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