Generally brown, mustard seeds are used quite a bit in Indian cooking. Brown mustard seeds are warming, and impart the pungent taste, according to Ayurveda.
Mustard seeds in Ayurveda
How to use mustard seeds
Take a little ghee and heat it in a pan. When hot, add the mustard seeds. Watch out — they will start "popping" in hot oil or ghee. As soon as the popping begins, remove from heat and pour over the prepared dish. Stir and serve. Mustard seeds sautéed in ghee are wonderful in lentil soups, dhals, Indian-style curries and spiced vegetables. They have a sharp flavor and are aromatic as well.
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