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emw
21-02-2008, 05:57 PM
I'm trying to buy Caraway seeds but they've disappeared from supermarket shelves and the two local bakery shops tell me they've never heard of the stuff. Can anyone give me local names for Caraway seeds?

Cheers,
Ellen

coleslaw
21-02-2008, 06:03 PM
caraway seeds is actually cumin..in malay jintan putih.

VeeJay
21-02-2008, 09:36 PM
the bigger one is called jintan putih and smaller one is called jintan manis.

coleslaw
21-02-2008, 10:04 PM
the bigger one is called jintan putih and smaller one is called jintan manis.
bigger is fennel seed and is called jintan manis..

you've got it mixed up..

emw
22-02-2008, 08:38 AM
Thanks but it's not fennel seeds or cumin seeds. It's a self standing herb all by itself (although of the cumin family the way an onion is related to garlic) It's called Kummel in German if that's any help? It's used to make Goulash, Schnapps and pickled gherkins. Cheers, E.

VeeJay
22-02-2008, 11:01 AM
emv, caraway is cumin. check out there... the name differs due to regional difference.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caraway

Coleslaw, I'm pretty sure, Jintan manis is the smaller one...
http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jintan_manis

Jintan putih the bigger one
http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jintan_putih