Indian Dill Seed
Indian Dill Seeds are reminiscent of mild caraway seeds, hinting at notes of parsley and anise.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
Indian Dill Seeds are reminiscent of mild caraway seeds, hinting at notes of parsley and anise. Dill is scientifically known as Anethum graveolens and is part of the Umbelliferae family, similar to parsley, cumin and bay leaf.
Dill is a unique plant as both its leaves and seeds are used as seasoning. Its green leaves are wispy and fern-like. The leaves are bright and aromatic, used to flavor many foods such as salmon, borscht and soups while the seeds provide a longer lasting flavor and shelf life, often being ground as a spice or used whole in pickling or baking.
Dill's name comes from the old Norse word “dilla,” which means "to lull" and reflects dill's traditional use as stomach soother. Vikings used the herb to soothe colic in babies while the ancient Romans found it to be a symbol of good luck.
Dill seed has a slightly camphorous, anise-like profile that lends itself well to old-world foods like sauerkraut and pickles. This quick pickle of eggs is a great use of dill seed alongside vinegar, sugar and garlic, bringing out the best of the subtle yet signature flavor of dill seed.