Dill Seed is an annual herb in the celery family Apiaceae. The flavor is clean and pungent with anise undertones and a slight bite. The aroma is reminiscent of sweet caraway. Other members of this family include carrots and parsley. Dill Seed is not technically a seed, but the flat, oval, dark brown whole fruits of the herb. Dill Weed refers to the leaf and stem of the plant. Although part of the same plant, dill seed and dill weed have such different flavor profiles.
Dill Seed is good with cabbage, onion, potatoes and pumpkin and can also be sprinkled over casseroles before baking.
Works well in combition with chili powder, coriander seed, cumin, garlic, ginger, mustard seed and turmeric.