Malabar pepper, also known as Tellicherry pepper, is a type of black peppercorn that is native to the Malabar Coast in southwestern India. It is considered to be one of the highest quality varieties of pepper in the world and is widely used in cooking and seasoning.
Malabar pepper is known for its strong, pungent flavor and aroma, with hints of citrus and pine. It is typically harvested when the berries are fully mature and turn from green to red, and then dried in the sun until they turn black. The drying process enhances the flavor and aroma of the pepper.
Malabar pepper is used in a wide range of dishes, including soups, stews, marinades, and sauces. It is also a popular seasoning for meats, vegetables, and salads. Additionally, it is often used in traditional Indian medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including digestive issues, coughs, and colds.