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nigella seeds black seeds pie recipe

 Today's recipe is interesting and unique way of having Black Seeds/Nigella Seeds/ Kalonji(hindi).  Black seeds/Nigella/ Kalonji has many health benefits. They are rich of unsaturated important fatty acids, antioxidant, powerful immune booster. Even though they are bitter they are used in different cuisines in different ways from seasoning spices for salads,savory, soups,dips and bread… 
And Palestine Cuisine has unquie way of using up bitter Black Seeds Paste (qizha) in a pie form which is quite unusal. When i saw this on web i wasn't sure whether i should give it a try or not, My mind was giving me lot many excuses for not making it like i don't have qizha paste and i don't know if that paste exist in near by grocessory but then my sweet tooth heart was telling me give it a go by making that paste at home and test the pie .... 
I got to know that  qizha paste is made out of sesame and nigella seeds but don't know whats the ratio of it i tried it myself by using little less nigella seeds and little more sesame seeds. Check the recipe below for qizha paste.
How did Black Seed/Nigella Seed Pie tasted? If you have ever tasted black sesame seeds ladoo then its similar in taste .... if you haven't tasted then its like a soft cookie with sweet and very little bitterness in it.... I loved the taste and surprisingly my elder one too liked it.

Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet (sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ) said:  “Use this Black Seed regularly, because it is a cure for every disease, except death.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

qizha paste black seed paste

Qizha Paste Recipe(Yeilds 1/4cup ): 

Sesame seeds: 2 tablespoons
Nigella Seeds/Kalonji: 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
Oil: 2 tablespoons

Dry roast sesame seeds and Nigella Seeds and put it small strong blender and add oil to it and blend until it forms smooth paste and your Qizah Paste is ready.
[Note qizah is made with my own ratio of sesame seeds and nigella seeds and i dont really know the exact ratio and couldn't find any on net. ]

Black Seeds Pie Recipe
Recipe is adapted from here


all-purpose flour : 1 cup
sugar: 1/4 cup 
oil: 1/4 cup (preferred olive oil but used sunflower oil)
semolina: 1/2 cup  
Qizha paste:1/4 cup (check above for recipe or you can use store bought which is more draker in colour)
warm water:1/2 cup
Baking powder:1/4 teaspoon
Baking soda: 1/8 teaspoon
Almond, peeled & cut to halves for decoration

Sugar Syrup: (cook sugar and water until sugar dissolves and water gets little thickens)
Sugar: 1/4 cup
Water:1/4 cup 

  • In a pan, dry roast flour over medium heat and stir frequently until it turns lightly gold (approximately 10 minutes). Leave aside to cool slightly, and sift it .   
  • In A medium bowl mix the sifted-roasted flour with Semolina , b.powder ,and b.soda. 
  • add oil and Qizha paste and rub with hands tell the semolina absorbs all the liquids. Dissolve sugar in warm water , add it gradually to Qizha mixture and knead the dough until it is smooth and well mixed. 
  • Now ,Lay the dough into 7 inch pan. Using a knife, cut the dough into small desire shaped treats, garnish with almonds.
  • Place the pan in the lower level of the oven at (180 degree C) for about 10 to 15 minutes until it gets crispy from the bottom then roast the top for 5 to 10 minutes. Place out of the oven, add sugar syrup over the cooked pie and let cool before serving.
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  1. Never heard of this unusual pie Nisa. You always come up with such unique recipes for a given theme.

  2. Something sounds interesting to me:)u r great Nisa

  3. Very uniqe and droolicious :)

  4. I have looked for this recipe for many many years. Thank you


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