Recipe courtesy my friend Suneetha from a long time ago!
Kalonji is a tiny black seed, with a strong onion flavor. It has an overbearing smell, so go easy on it until you know you love it. Some people don't care for the flavor, and some would love it! It definitely adds a distinct flavor to this tomato rice. My husband loves this with a side of onion raita!
The dish actually tastes great after it sits for a couple of hours, as it absorbs and develops the flavors.
The names of Kalonji in various languages can be found in this table in Rasaala