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Mar 7, 2006 09:19 AM

any substitute for Nigella seeds?

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I won't be able to find them before I'm making a recipe which calls for them: onion flatbreads from a recent issue of Bon Appetit. Should I skip them, or is there some other seed or herb which would be an appropriate substitute?

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  1. They are also marked Kalonji if that is any help. Teeny tiny black seeds.

    1. You can use black mustard seeds, too.

      As Candy said, they're little black seeds- they're there for texture as much as anything else- use poppy seeds!

      1. Black sesame. But personally I love poppy seeds.

        1. sesame or even whole caraway or cumin.

          but if you have an indian or middle eastern store nearby you should be able to find them easily. They are matte black and sort of triangular - labelled kalonji or even "black seeds" or "black onion seeds" sometimes.

          1. I'd use dried onion flakes.