Roasted Cumin Bread Dipping Oil

Forget the olive oil and rosemary — try the unique flavor of roasted cumin in delicious ghee!


  • 4 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely-ground roasted cumin
  • ½ teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Dry roast the cumin in a small pan on medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally.
  2. As soon as the spice starts releasing its fragrance, remove pan from heat — the seeds will burn quickly!
  3. For the best aroma, roast and grind fresh each time you need some.
  4. Gently melt the ghee until it's a golden oil. Blend in the other ingredients.
  5. Serve with wedges of warm crusty bread.

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