Sunday, December 4, 2011

Peppercorns - Marich - (मरिच)

Peppercorns - Marich - (मरिच)
One of the most widely used spices in the world, black pepper is also known as pipali in Sanskrit, which means "berry".  Black pepper has a very pungent, hot and biting taste. 

 Black peppercorns

Crushed black pepper with the use of pepper mill (everyday kitchen gadget), whole black pepper and finely ground pepper

Display of ground spice packets in Ason Tole, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Dried long pepper from Nepal spice market.  Nepalese call it पिप्ला Pippla.  For more information for this long pepper check  Gernot Katzer spice page.

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