Black cumin has pale blue flowers followed by pods full of edible seeds. Modern research has confirmed their health benefits. Also known as Black Caraway and Black Seed.
In India, the seeds of Nigella sativa are used as an ingredient in dahl. In Russia, they are added to rye bread. The flavor is similar to nutmeg or fennel, and the seeds can also be ground and used as a pepper substitute.
Make a slightly sweet yeast dough for coffee cake and spread it in the pan. Drain a carton of cottage cheese in a colander or in cheese cloth until fairly dry. Beat into the cheese an egg; mix in a small amount of sugar, just enough to take the edge off the cheese flavor. Add a pinch of cinnamon. Spread the cheese mixture over the dough and sprinkle liberally with nigella seed. Bake at 350 until done. It can be a bit brown on top, but not too dry, or it will be tough.