The cumin seeds give your dish an exotic but also oriental touch; they are an integral part of every Indian curry mixture. Cumin is pungent, bitter and cooling Cumin balances all three doshas. Cumin is used for digestive problems such as flatulence, stomach pain, diarrhea or nausea.
Cumin has a digestive effect by doing that Agni and at the same time optimizes the absorption of minerals in the intestine. As an Ayurvedic chef, I like to grind the whole seeds in a mortar before frying or add the seeds to the basmati rice. Cumin seeds are also ideal for a simple tea infusion, for example for stomach problems, together with fennel seeds and coriander seeds.