The Kalonji, or Nigella seeds, is an interesting spice when used for tempering, it adds a beautiful aroma and flavor in dishes. Dry roasted kalonji is used for flavouring curries, dal, stir-fried vegetables, even in savories such as samosas, papdis & moong kachori etc. Flavour and aroma aside, the tiny black seed comes with a whole lot of health benefits. It s loaded with trace elements, vitamins, crystalline nigellone, amino acids, crude fiber, proteins and fatty acids, volatile oils, alkaloids, iron, sodium, potassium and calcium. It keeps your heart healthy, addresses breathing problem, lubricates your joints, and is known to have anti-carcinogenic properties.