Cumin recipes

Lamb and cumin are a match made in heaven (just see Dainty Sichuan's lamb skewers or Andrew McConnell's slow roasted lamb shoulder), but it doesn't have to stop there.

Cumin, the spice-rack staple, shines through in these Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Asian and South American dishes. Grind the seeds with chilli and coriander for a balanced hit of spice, or mix it with salt and sprinkle it over crisp-fried seafood. We like them best when they're kept whole and toasted (like in the Middle Eastern yoghurt dip) for bursts of earthiness.