Chilli Habanero Whole – Hot – 5g

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The Mexican Habanero Chilli is the hottest variety of chilli from Mexico. They are an integral component in Yucatecan Mexican cuisine. With their fruity & floral aroma, it is a popular choice for adding a spicy citrusy kick to any dish. Dried Habanero Chilli is the perfect addition to any Mexican dish. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chilli in boiling water for 20 minutes before use.  

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Flavour Notes:

With their fruity & floral aroma, Habanero Chillies are a popular choice for adding a spicy citrusy kick to any dish.

Culinary Notes:

Dried Habanero Chilli is the perfect addition to any Mexican dish for an authentic flavour. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chilli in boiling water for 20 minutes before use.

Health Benefits:

Mexican Habanero Chilli, as well as all other chillies, contain capsaicin, which is the compound that provides several health benefits and is a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.


100% dried Whole Habanero Chillies

Country of Origin:


Other Names or Spelling:

Aji, Red Pepper, Capsicum chinense

How to use

  • Chilli Habanero Whole adds great heat and flavour to all types of Mexican salsas, from tomato to pineapple
  • Use the chillies to flavour salsas, sauces, and any dish that can use a bit more of a spicy kick
  • The best flavour is acquired by re-hydrating the Chilli in boiling water for 20 minutes – see our post below on how to correctly rehydrate chillies
  • For the perfect Mexican sauce, remove the seeds of the Habanero Chilli and combine with capsicum, boil together and blend to get a great spicy smooth sauce

The Spice People FAQs

Dried habanero chillies are a type of chilli pepper derived from the habanero variety that has been dried to remove moisture, resulting in a shriveled, preserved form of the pepper.

Habanero chillies are known for their intense heat, ranging from 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) on the Scoville scale. Drying can concentrate this heat, making dried habaneros extremely spicy.

Dried habanero chillies are used to add intense heat and flavor to dishes. They can be rehydrated and added to sauces, salsas, marinades, soups, stews, and spice blends to impart their characteristic fiery kick.

To rehydrate dried habanero chillies, soak them in hot water for about 20-30 minutes until softened. Alternatively, you can add them directly to a dish with enough liquid, like a simmering sauce or soup, to soften them during cooking.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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Country Flavours

This subtle and artful balance provides the perfect flavour foundation for creating the best Malaysian food with the addition of salty hits from dried anchovies and shrimp, up to ten different soy sauces ranging from salty to sweet, puckering sourness from tamarind pulp, and sweetness from palm sugar and coconut milk. Cook your own authentic Malaysian Cuisine with our Malaysian spices online and explore our catalogue of beautiful recipes you can make with this spice blend.

History & influences

Arab traders brought spices from the Middle East, European and British travellers introduced produce like peanuts, pineapple, avocado, tomato, squash and pumpkin. During their time on the Malay Peninsula, the Chinese developed a distinctive cuisine known as ‘Nonya’, resulting from blending Chinese recipes and wok cooking techniques with spices and ingredients used by the local Malay community. The dishes are tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbaceous, and the signature dish is none other than Malaysia’s famous spiced noodle soup – Laksa.

What is Malaysian cuisine

As important as the rendang recipe itself is to Malaysian cuisine, what to serve with beef rendang is arguably just as imperative. Whether making the traditional beef version or a slightly lighter chicken, vegetable or fish, the rich flavour and intense texture of a rendang requires a perfect balance of freshness and tang when it comes to entrees and sides. Salads like Fresh Cucumber & Peanut and Sweet and Sour Cucumber & Pineapple Achar provide the perfect disruption to the bold, rich spices of the rendang and soothe and cool the palette alongside fluffy steamed rice and flaky golden roti bread. Entrees served at meal times in Malaysia often feature Nasi Lemak – their national dish, or Malaysian Chicken Satay to whet the appetite ready for the main event. Traditionally, the best Malaysian food is finished with an after-meal drink of Kopi Tarek ‘sweet coffee’ or The Tarik ‘sweet tea’. These are combined with condensed milk and water, and the coffee or tea drinks are ‘pulled’ by pouring vigorously between jugs to create a frothy consistency. To read more about the flavours of Malaysia and the traditional accompaniments to an authentic Malaysian Rendang, Click Here to check out our blog post.


Malaysia is also known for its growing and production of spices, namely cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves. These spices are known as ‘rempah empat beradik’, meaning the four siblings as they are found throughout most Malay dishes. These are sold separately or as a handy blend often under names like ‘seafood curry spices’ or ‘meat curry spices’. Paired with other aromatics like kaffir lime, galangal and lemongrass (locally grown and imported) these four spices produce the complex and fragrant base flavour and aroma famous for Malaysian cooking.  As diverse as the people themselves, every aspect of Malaysian cuisine is a combination of sweet, sour, rich and spicy, combined in a way, unlike any other country’s cuisine.