Kashmiri Shahi Zeera also called as Kala Jeera is a basic ingredient in Kashmiri cuisine as well a very popular spice in north Indian cuisine. Generally used to flavor vegetable, meat, and rice dishes. Shahi word is derived from the Persian word ‘syahi’ which means black, this is from which Kala Zeera derives its name. It has a slightly peppery, distinct nutty and rich taste. Kala Zeera has a strong and distinct aroma; diffusing into the air, It has an aura of a typical Mediterranean Market which is its native place. In Garam Masala Zeera is one of the essentials ingredients. This small crescent-shaped zeera is generally black or dark brown in color and has a very rich taste and smell. The seeds may be baked into bread, steamed with rice to give it a distinctive scent or added to curry pastes and blend.