Culinary Notes: India is the world's biggest producer, consumer and exporter of chilli peppers. Guntur, in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh produces 30% of all the chillies produced in India. Andhra Pradesh as a whole contributes 75% of India's chilli exports. Chillies are used not only for cooking but have a large range of uses. Medically, Capsaicin is considered a safe and effective topical analgesic agent in the management of arthritis pain, diabetic neuropathy, mastectomy pain, and headaches. The flavour of dried Indian chillies is quite different from their fresh counterparts due to the caramelisation of sugars that occurs during the drying process, creating a more complex flavour. Our dried Indian Chillies Whole can be chopped up dried or soaked and re-hydrated.
Health benefits: All chillies contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and aiding in weight loss.
Ingredients: 100% dried Whole Indian Chillies
Country of origin: India
Other names or spelling: Aji, Red Pepper, chilli whole, Chilli Kashmiri whole
How to use:
- Add whole pods during cooking and remove before serving to infuse the flavour
- Add to curries, vegetable dishes, tomato sauce, soups, stews and stir-fries
- They can be blended in a grinder for dishes that require ground chillies
- Rehydrate in boiling water before using - See below for our post on how to rehydrate chillies correctly
Recipe/product links: Click below or scan the QR code on the back of your product packet to find recipes and how-to-use instructions How to rehydrate dried chillies