When at home, do as they do in India by serving a raita as an accompaniment and a palate cooler when eating spicy foods.
To roast cumin seed, heat a heavy 6-inch skillet over medium heat about 2 minutes. Add seed to skillet and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until seed turns reddish brown and has a strong, nutty aroma.
Use chopped bananas, pears, peaches or other fresh seasonal fruits for the apple.
Serve with Indian flatbread for an authentic Indian eating experience. Shop an Indian market for an array of choices.