Nigella Seed, while somewhat "exotic", is becoming more and more popular. It sometimes referred to as “black Caraway seed”, “black onion seed”, or "black cumin seed". It has an aroma that is similar to Oregano with a peppery flavor and it is somewhat bitter, dry and almost crunchy similar to a mustard seed. It is used as a spice in Middle Eastern and India dishes and is often dry roasted and used in curries and vegetarian dishes. Nigella Seed is often found sprinkled on flatbreads, rolls, and used in legumes, pod fruit, rice, salad, chicken and green vegetables. Works well in combition with allspice, cardamom, Cinnamon, coriander, cumin, fennel seed, fenugreek, pepper and turmeric.