Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Pepper
Tellicherry Black Pepper

Tellicherry Black Pepper

Tellicherry Black Pepper comes from India. It is one of the oldest peppers in the world. The Tellicherry Pepper has a very beautiful brown grain with vegetable odors. Its taste on the palate is a marriage between citrus and topsoil. A delicate, intense, deep and spicy pepper. To be used on roast beef, sardine papilottes, braised salmon, grilled meats.

  • Pepper power: 6/10
  • Main notes: topsoil and citrus
  • Use: A pepper for red meats, white meats, vegetables and grilled meats
  • Origin: India

Buy the best quality Tellichery pepper from the Malabar coast at the best price per kilo. It is one of the best and oldest peppers in the world. It is a Grand Cru of pepper.

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Tellicherry black pepper is a pepper that is one of the great vintages of pepper . It comes from a land of spices , a land of pepper , a land of vanilla , it is for the Portuguese the cradle of spices , it is India and the state of Kerala. 

Indian black pepper from the Malabar coast, called Tellicherry pepper , is one of the most famous peppers in the world. , renowned for its deep, intense and subtly spicy flavor, with touches of citrus and vegetable, which we will develop later.

Originally from the Malabar coast in India, this pepper is harvested just before maturity, when the berry turns yellow-green. the final stage of maturation is red pepper or white pepper when it no longer has its pericarp . 

With its characteristic aroma of topsoil and its citrus notes, Tellicherry black pepper is an ingredient of choice for many recipes, whether to spice up grilled meat, season braised fish or give a spicy touch to your dishes. vegetarians. If you are looking to discover and buy the best black pepper , Tellicherry black pepper is an excellent choice like our Madagascar black pepper.

Our online store specializing in pepper offers you a selection of the best vintage peppers, we package them by hand and we check that the pepper has had traditional and not mechanical drying.

Chef Arnaud from Apogée Bar will invite you to discover how to work well with pepper in recipes and to discover the most beautiful recipes to take your taste buds on a journey. 


Tellicherry black pepper is an essential product in the kitchen of many chefs , gastronomes and lovers of authentic flavors .

If you are looking to buy or sell this exceptional pepper , you are in the right place, our store specializing in the sale of pepper offers you packaging for everyone and the best quality ratio.

  • The price of Tellicherry black pepper per kilo is 36.93 euros. The perfect packaging for restaurateurs and chefs. But if you are a black pepper lover, the format is ideal but should ideally be consumed within 2 years after opening.

We offer you a selection of packaging for our Tellicherry black peppercorns, packaged in bottles, by the kilo or in refillable pepper mills , to meet all your needs. 

Like any great pepper, it is available in our world pepper box . 

We also offer a variety of packaging options to meet your specific needs. Whether you are looking to purchase bottles of Tellicherry Black Pepper for your personal use, bulk quantities for your business, or refillable pepper grinders for your professional kitchen, we have you covered.

Buy Tellicherry black pepper , you can be assured of receiving a grain of pepper with a beautiful wrinkled coat, for a unique gastronomic experience with the recipes that you will find on our blog with the advice of chef Arnaud of Apogée Bar. 

If you like spices rich in history, discover our Madagascar vanilla pod .


Tellicherry Pepper TGSEB , an exceptional spice originating from the Malabar coast in India, more precisely from the port city of Thalassary .

This Piper Nigrum pepper is one of the first peppers to arrive in Europe. But if many write will say that it is the long pepper .

  • You like to know everything about pepper, read our article on the history of pepper

It is considered one of the most famous peppers in the world .

At the time of the Portuguese navigators who discovered the majority of the major maritime routes, pepper was grown in the wild then under trade with the Portuguese it was cultivated organically, without pesticides, in an environment with landscapes amazing. 

It was picked just before maturity. He had two harvests per year then and today, always for Indian black pepper. There is no big change in pepper cultivation today, between then and now. 

Did you know that TGSEB stands for “Tellicherry Garbled Special Extra Bold” and represents a careful selection of the best pepper berries.

This noble pepper may come from the Periyar Nature Reserve, on the Malabar Coast, and is hand-picked after drying.

The chocolate-colored beans with touches of reddish are of exceptional rarity and quality. Now you know a little more about the quality of Tellicherry black pepper. 

According to the internet which explains the cultivation of pepper, the cultivation of pepper in India is a semi-wild and spontaneous cultivation, without actually cultivating it, pepper plants grow on vines that can reach up to 10 meters high. The fruits grow in clusters of around 10 cm and are picked by hand.

The Malabar Coast is nicknamed the “Spice Coast” and is the birthplace of pepper. In 1708, the English built a fort there to control the spice trade, particularly pepper, which marked the beginning of the English colonial Empire.

Today, TGSEB Tellicherry Pepper is used in kitchens around the world to enhance the finest and delicate dishes. From us, you can buy it in grains, in a bottle, by the kilo or in a refillable pepper mill, for an unparalleled taste pleasure.


Tellicherry black pepper is one of the most famous and prized peppers in the world, and it comes as no surprise when you discover its unique taste profile. Tellicherry beans are characterized by their fairly large size , but their taste is delicate and sweet on the nose, with subtle woody notes . However, it is on the palate that Tellicherry black pepper reveals all its complexity and character.

When you taste Tellicherry black pepper, you are immediately struck by its very powerful attack on the palate . The woody notes of plants and citrus appear quickly , with slightly tart aromas of lemon and grapefruit .

But it is the intensity of the spiciness which is moderate, it is truly remarkable, with a bite and a passion which brings a lasting sensation of warmth in the mouth.

This pepper is very aromatic , and its fruity and citrus notes combined with a woody sweetness make it a perfect ingredient to spice up savory dishes, but also to enhance chocolate desserts.

Tellicherry black pepper is much more than just a pepper , it is a unique taste experience that leaves no one indifferent.

Its complex and powerful taste is a real purchase trigger, which arouses the desire to discover new culinary horizons and to share this experience with loved ones .

Whether you are a cooking enthusiast or simply looking for an original pepper to brighten up your dishes, Tellicherry pepper is an essential choice that will not fail to surprise your taste buds.

So don't hesitate any longer, discover the unique taste of Tellicherry black pepper and share this experience with the whole world on social networks!


Tellicherry black pepper is an essential spice in cooking. This fairly large pepper has a unique flavor that goes perfectly with a multitude of dishes. .

To help you get the most out of this spice, we contacted chef Arnaud who shares with us some tips and advice for its use in cooking .

  • How much Tellicherry black pepper should I use in a recipe? It takes between 1g and 2g or 3 turns of the mill, everything will depend on the preparation , but it is a very good average for cooking with everyday pepper

First of all, it is important to know that Tellicherry black pepper is available in two forms when you are going to use it in cooking, either you are going to crush it or grind it.

  • It is best to use crushed pepper after roasting it to increase its aromatic power.

Chef Arnaud recommends using the crushed version for hot dishes and the ground version for cold preparations such as vinaigrettes or marinades. Ideally the crushing will be done just after roasting.

  • To begin, Arnaud offers us a simple but delicious recipe: grilled sea bream. Which you discovered in 2018 on our blog. Before cooking the sea bream fillets, simply sprinkle a teaspoon of crushed Tellicherry black pepper over the fillets. This spice brings a subtly woody and fruity touch to this fish dish.
  • For meat lovers, Chef Arnaud recommends using Tellicherry black pepper to prepare a pepper sauce. To do this, simply roughly crush the grains of a teaspoon of Tellicherry black pepper and add them to your pepper sauce preparation. You can discover our homemade pepper sauce recipe in video .
  • To accompany your roast potatoes, Arnaud suggests using Tellicherry black pepper. Simply roast the black pepper and crush a teaspoon of grains to put them on your baked apples. You can carry out this operation with a sweet potato. More recipes on our YouTube channel
  • For steak fans, Chef Arnaud recommends that we finish cooking our steak by adding a grind of Tellicherry black pepper. This spice brings a touch of heat and spice to your steak that will delight your taste buds. Read our tip on cooking pepper steak perfectly
  • Finally, for pasta lovers, Tellicherry black pepper is a perfect choice for preparing spaghetti and pasta in salads
  • But the most surprising thing is to put it in the best recipe for sticky heart chocolate fondant . Here, its vegetal and citrus notes and its spiciness will take your taste buds on a journey. 

In short, Tellicherry black pepper is a versatile spice that can be used in a variety of dishes.

Whether to spice up your meats, fish, vegetables or sauces, this spice brings a subtle touch of woody, fruity and spicy flavors.

With these tips from Chef Arnaud, on our blog, you are now ready to make the most of this spice and amaze your guests with tasty dishes.


Why do you need to roast black pepper? First of all, roasting the black pepper will enhance its flavors. 

Here in this video, you will learn the traditional method of roasting black pepper from chefs and cooking enthusiasts. 

You will cook your peppercorn to its core so that it enhances its flavors and aromatic power. 

 The Millard reaction is responsible for the browning and the exaltation of flavors . 

This is a method that we particularly like for making cumin powder . 

The best method for roasting pepper: 

  • You're going to put your pan on your stove over medium heat
  • Add oil if you want to grill meat because it will take on the scent and aromatic power of Tellicherry black pepper (If you do not want to grill meat, remove the oil)
  • When the oil spreads well from the pan and it is hot, you are going to add your peppercorns. 3g for 4 people 
  • The peppercorns should not touch each other
  • You will stir from time to time so that the roasting is constant throughout the pepper
  • When the pepper pops like popcorn a minute or two later, you will remove the pepper, put it on a paper towel and dry it (here, you can cook the meat
  • Then you can crush it
  • Add it to the meat before serving

As you see, roasting will enhance the flavor of a pepper which has a beautiful aromatic power. The oil will have a beautiful aromatic power thanks to its infusion with the Tellicherry peppercorns over medium or low heat. 

  • Good to know during roasting the temperature should be constant throughout the pan

Les Recettes avec le Poivre Noir Tellicherry en Grains

Chef Arnaud offers you 6 different ones that you can prepare using Tellicherry pepper:

  1. Tellicherry pepper steak: Cook your steak for 3 minutes on each side then add freshly ground Tellicherry pepper. You can roast it before Serve with a pepper sauce for more flavor
  2. Spicy Pumpkin Soup: Add a pinch of ground Tellicherry pepper to your pumpkin soup to give it a little heat. You can also add other spices like turmeric or cumin for an even more interesting blend of flavors. But it is very interesting to mix the tellicherry pepper with the maniguette for this recipe
  3. Grilled Tellicherry Pepper Shrimp: Toss peeled shrimp with olive oil, crushed Tellicherry pepper and a little salt. Grill them until golden brown and serve them with rice or grilled vegetables. read our article on the different salts
  4. Tellicherry Pepper Roast Chicken: Season a whole chicken with ground Tellicherry pepper, salt and melted butter. Roast it in the oven for about an hour or until done. You can also add other spices like sage or rosemary , thyme for more flavor
  5. Tellicherry Pepper Skillet Vegetables: Toss seasonal vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, zucchini and peppers with olive oil, ground Tellicherry pepper and salt. Roast them in the oven until tender and golden
  6. Spicy Brazilian Tellicherry Pepper Popcorn: Make fresh popcorn and add a pinch of ground Tellicherry pepper and a little melted butter. It's a quick and easy snack to make for movie night at home.


To preserve the aromatic power of Tellicherry black pepper, we recommend that you follow its 4 basic principles to preserve it month after month:

  1. Store it in an airtight container if you purchased it in our kilo packaging: To prevent moisture and air from penetrating and altering the flavor of the pepper, store it in an airtight container such as a glass jar or stainless steel container.
  2. Avoid Direct Sunlight: Tellicherry pepper should be protected from direct sunlight, as it can alter its color and aroma. Store it in a cool, dark place in your kitchen.
  3. Do not grind in advance: Tellicherry pepper retains its flavor and aroma longer if ground just before use. Avoid grinding it in advance and store it whole.
  4. Avoid excessive heat: Tellicherry pepper should be protected from excessive heat, as it can alter its flavor. Avoid storing it near a heat source such as a stove or a sunny window.

By following these precautions, you can keep Tellicherry pepper fresh and flavorful for a long time.


Difficult to find a black pepper that will have the same aromatic power. But Comptoir de Toamasina with pepper specialist Chef Arnaud will offer you the best alternatives to Tellicherry black pepper. 

With a rich, complex flavor, with hints of citrus and a slight sweetness. If you are looking for a replacement black pepper, there are a few options you can consider:

  1. Black pepper from Tanzania : Here is a pepper that is more spicy but you will find its citrus flavors but with an aromatic power practically 9/10. So you will have to use less. fruity and floral, with a sweet and pleasant warmth.
  2. Malabar Black Pepper : Malabar black pepper is also native to India and is often considered to be very similar to Tellicherry pepper. It has an earthy, tangy flavor, with a slight sweet note.
  3. Kampot Black Pepper : Kampot black pepper is native to Cambodia and is often described as having a complex, rich flavor, with notes of honey, flowers and citrus. Here, you will discover a pepper with a beautiful intense black color, slightly shiny and a beautiful aromatic power. We particularly like its grain which is an intense shiny black and its length in the mouth. They say it's the best pepper in the world
  4. Madagascar Black Pepper : Madagascar black pepper has a hot and spicy flavor, with notes of fresh and citric. This is the best seller of Comptoir de Toamaisna
  5. Wild Pepper from Madagascar : Voatsiperifery black pepper is very appreciated by many chefs who work with spices from Comptoir de Toamasina. It is also one of the favorites of chef Arnaud of Apogée Bar because it does not cause a burning sensation in the mouth and goes perfectly with a variety of preparations. One loves it from starter to dessert. Especially for an incredible chocolate mousse. 

It's important to note that each type of black pepper has its own nuances of flavor and aroma, so if you're looking for a replacement for Tellicherry pepper, you may need to try a few different options to find the one that works best for you. your recipe. Read all of our descriptions. 

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