Malabar Black Pepper - Grinder
Malabar Black Pepper - Grinder
Malabar Black Pepper - Grinder
Malabar Black Pepper - Grinder

Malabar Black Pepper - Grinder

Malabar black pepper is said to have been the first pepper imported to Europe. It's a classic of the pepper world, with a black peppercorn tending towards a pretty brown color. Originating from the Malabar coast, this pepper offers incredible notes. We start with musky, smoky notes and finish with woody, fruity ones. 

  • Pepper strength: 9.5/10
  • Main notes: Woody and fruity
  • Use: Ideal for meats and vegetables
  • Origin: Malabar

In its refillable pepper mill, it's ideal for replacing Kampot black pepper. A pepper we love to discover and rediscover. 




Malabar black pepper , often nicknamed the “black gold” of spices, after vanilla, is a variety of pepper that has conquered the world with its captivating aroma and distinctive pungent flavor. Originating from the Malabar Coast in southwest India, this spice is renowned for its rich history and its importance in the spice trade for millennia.  

Today, Malabar black pepper is accessible to gourmets around the world thanks to refillable pepper mills which preserve the freshness and intensity of the spice. These stylish and practical mills have become a staple of modern kitchens, allowing amateur and professional chefs alike to grind fresh pepper on demand, releasing the essential oils and volatile aromas that characterize this unique pepper.

By choosing Malabar black pepper, you are not only treating yourself to a spice, but a part of history and tradition. Each grain of pepper carries with it the heritage of a region blessed by nature and the know-how of farmers who cultivate this spice with passion on a land which is the cradle of pepper.


The flavor of Malabar black pepper is renowned for its complexity and richness . It is described as very fragrant , with a pronounced spiciness and intense heat . Connoisseurs appreciate its warm and round flavor , as well as its slight touch of freshness at the end of tasting. There are also woody and ripe notes , with a slight acidity and a long persistence on the palate .

This pepper is a real flavor enhancer , capable of enhancing a wide variety of dishes, whether based on white and red meats, poultry, fish, or even raw or cooked vegetables. Its subtle flavor allows it to be used in all cuisines around the world, almost universally.


Malabar black pepper is a versatile spice that can be used in various ways to enhance your dishes. Here are some suggestions for integrating it into your kitchen:

  • Meats : It perfectly seasons all meats, whether red, white, or poultry. Add it at the end of cooking to preserve its spicy aroma.
  • Vegetables and vegetarian dishes : Sprinkle Malabar pepper over roasted vegetables, squash, carrots, or incorporate it into tomato sauces for a woodsy, fruity flavor.
  • Desserts : Dare to be original by combining it with chocolate or red fruits. Its woody character and slight acidity bring a touch of warmth and subtle aroma to sweet preparations.

Specific recipes :

  • Homemade tomato juice : Before mixing the ingredients, add a grind of Malabar black pepper for a spicy touch.
  • Roasted asparagus : Add it to the sauce before roasting the asparagus for a spicy taste.
  • Baked potatoes : After cooking, sprinkle the potatoes with Malabar black pepper for a strong taste.

To fully enjoy the flavors of this pepper, it is recommended to add it just before serving. This helps preserve its intense aromas and freshness. Don’t hesitate to experiment with Malabar pepper to discover how it can transform your favorite dishes!

  1. Malabar Black Pepper Chicken: Marinate pieces of chicken in a sauce made from yogurt, ginger, garlic and Malabar Black Pepper. Grill them until tender and fragrant.

  2. Seared Salmon with Malabar Black Pepper: Season salmon fillets with salt and crushed Malabar Black Pepper. Cook them in a pan with a little olive oil until they are golden on the outside and tender on the inside.

  3. Fresh Fruit Salad with Malabar Black Pepper: Add a pinch of freshly ground Malabar Black Pepper to a fresh fruit salad for an unexpected hit of heat and aroma that perfectly complements the sweetness of the fruit.

  4. Malabar Black Pepper Gingerbread: Incorporate ground Malabar Black Pepper into gingerbread dough for a deep, spicy flavor that pairs deliciously with honey, cinnamon and other spices.

  5. Tandoori Chicken with Malabar Black Pepper: Prepare a tandoori marinade with yogurt, lemon juice, paprika, cumin, ginger, garlic, and of course, Malabar Black Pepper. Coat pieces of chicken in this marinade and grill them for an explosion of flavors.

  6. Malabar Black Pepper and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream: Add a touch of freshly ground Malabar Black Pepper to a dark chocolate ice cream base for a bold and deliciously surprising taste experience.

  7. Grilled Pork Ribs with Malabar Black Pepper: Season pork ribs with Malabar Black Pepper, salt, garlic and rosemary, then grill until caramelized with outside and juicy inside.

  8. Roasted Pears with Malabar Black Pepper and Honey: Cut pears into quarters, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with ground Malabar Black Pepper. Roast them in the oven until tender and lightly caramelized. Serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an elegant and flavorful dessert.


To best preserve Malabar Black Pepper and preserve its aromas intact, here are some practical tips:

  1. Airtight container: Store pepper in an airtight container to protect it from moisture and other elements that could alter its flavor.

  2. Cool, dry place: Choose a cool, dry place in your kitchen for storage. Avoid areas where it is exposed to direct heat or sunlight.

  3. Whole grains: It is best to store pepper as whole grains rather than ground. Whole grains retain their aromas and freshness better.

  4. Crush or grind it at the last moment: For optimal flavor, grind the pepper just before using it. This allows its volatile aromas to be preserved as much as possible.

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