One of our standby recipes now! I actually use a tablespoon of the cumin seed because we like the flavour so much. The key is to add a good half teaspoon of salt at least, and then the flavour is to die for. Adding garlic and onion to the oil would be a plus! I usually use chicken or vegetable stock instead of water in this recipe. All of these things punch up the flavour and then it isn't bland at all.