Tellicherry Black Peppercorns are ideal for using in Indian dishes as well as for use as table pepper. They also make very useful additives for marinades and sauces in oriental and continental cuisine. Due to the strong flavor, small amounts can go a long way into enhancing a dish. They do not induce much sneezing even when directly inhaled, yet have a very recognizable aroma. They are also a better option in the use of Indian medicine such as Ayurveda and also for the creation of aroma oils and perfumes.
What distinguishes Tellicherry Black Peppercorns from the Malabar variety is the larger size of the peppercorns, the richer aroma, the fuller taste and the significantly lower heat signature. Obviously, these peppercorns are priced higher since they are a premier produce. They are best consumed freshly ground and lose their flavor quicker than regular peppercorns.
Storage is always recommended in airtight containers, since prolonged exposure evaporates the flavor and aroma of these peppercorns. In fact, if left out in the open too long these peppercorns become tasteless and odorless much faster than regular peppercorns. However, when stored correctly they can retain their flavor for a long time. Tellicherry Black Peppercorns are also used as a clarifying and elevating agent in a lot of dishes. It can serve to heighten the flavor of many other ingredients including ginger and lime.
It is always a good idea to invest in Tellicherry Black Peppercorns instead of regular peppercorns since they can really enhance a dish and make even ordinary dishes come to life. They are also richer in the antioxidants that make peppercorns so healthy. Consumption of just two pinches of this pepper on a daily basis is not only beneficial to the body and mind; it is a great way to make even the most mundane meal flavorful and exciting.