The air was heady with the Fragrance of an Aromatic Spice which is used across most cuisines in the Indian Sub Continent.
Native to India , the use of which goes back to Ancient India , Cumin ( English), Zeera ( Hindi) , Cuminum cyminum ( Scientific name) is a Herbal Plant related to Parsley.
I was fortunate to photograph a handful of Plants which had been missed by the harvesters as they were hidden within a field of Isabgol plants ( pls see the blog titled ISABGOL) .
Raipur is a small village near Ajmer, Rajasthan where I was fortunate to see Zeera being harvested and processed.
The Cumin Seeds, still attached to the stems are being Sun Dried.
The shadow on this mountain of aromatic Zeera seeds is of my finger on the Camera Button.
Zeera has a natural aroma which hovers in the air for miles around as the Seeds are threshed from the Hay.
It is usually roasted and then ground before being part of numerous delicious Indian Curries.
The Cumin seeds being separated from the Hay by these Gorgeous Village women.
I followed my nose to catch them unawares as they were busy processing their Harvest of Cumin.
Do have a look at a previous blog on Fennel seeds which look very similar in shape and size.