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Discussion in 'Cookery' started by henriette, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    I've run out of caraway seeds and was looking for some in my local "Exotic Superstore" - does anyone know what they are called in any of the Indian/Pakistani languages?
  2. It is caraway or carum.
    Nigella Sativa is black caraway... I'm just rifling my lists, hold on.... it is possible that it could be referred to as sativa but that is soemthing else.
    In all the books and on all the packets I have it is just caraway or carum.
    Its cumin de pres in French and Kummel in German - that might help!
  3. My packet says shah jeera which is apparently the Indian/Hindi name.

  4. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    ...and carvi in Italian
    Nothing with any of these names which was what I was looking for.
  5. Jeera - that would be the one!
    If it is going to be called anything ither than caraway on a packet in an Asian store it could be Jeera!
  6. That list says shah jeera as well.
    I bought mine from an ethnic store, so I guess it is Hindi.
  7. Sometimes on the Asian packets they have info in other European languages. I usually try to remember what the German and French is as they are the most likely! But it is usually really small and difficult to read!

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