Dill seeds are the fruit of the plant Anethum graveolens. They are greenish brown and have an oval shape. They are somewhat flat and their surface is grooved. The dill grows in the Mediterranean area and has been used since the antiquity there. Today, the main producers for dill are India and North Africa. Dill fruits are called Sowa in India.
How do they taste?
The taste of dill seeds are similar to the sweet cumin and have a delicate anise flavor. You can flavor vinegar with them or a cucumber.
Culinary use of Dill seeds
Dill seeds season fish dishes and salads and vegetables, like cabbage, spinach, lentils, carrots, cucumbers, beetroot, zucchini. Dill also pairs well with chili, garlic, turmeric, mustard, cumin, ginger and coriander.