Dill seeds have a flavor similar to caraway but also resembling that of fresh or dried dill weed, is used as a spice. Dill is native to southern Russia, western Africa, Indian and the Mediterranean region.
Dill Seed is good sprinkled over casseroles before baking and used in salad dressings. Dill seed is spice-like; the seeds have a stronger flavor than the weed. These can be used in breads, stews, rices, root vegetable dishes and most notably, the making of pickles.
In India, dill is known as "Sholpa" in Bengali, shepu in Marathi, and Konkani, savaa in Hindi, or soa in Punjabi. In Telugu, it is called Soa-kura (for herb greens). It also is called sabbasige soppu in Kannada. In Tamil it is known as sada kuppi.