Sakthi Cumin Powder is a spice made from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant. Many dishes use cumin, especially foods from its native regions of the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Cumin lends its distinctive flavor to chili, tamales, and various Indian curries. Its flavor has been described as earthy, nutty, spicy, and warm. Physical description The cumin plant is small, slender, and herbaceous with finely dissected leaves. The flowers are borne in characteristic flat-topped umbel clusters and are white or rose-colored. The cumin, or comino, “seeds” are actually dry fruits known as schizocarps.