Chillies originated in the Americas but are now used all throughout the world to add flavour and heat to endless numbers of dishes. The flavour of dried 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. They are used widely in Indian, Mexican, Asian and Italian cuisine.
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.
All chillies contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and aiding in weight loss.
100% dried Whole Indian Chillies
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
Take your loose leaf chai with you. Just add your chai spice into the bag and pull the drawstring.
Recycleable muslin cloth bags are easy to fill with tea leaves herbs and spices, great for the environment and handy when no tea pot infuser is available.
Now you can take your real chai to the office or even to a cafe where you can order hot milk and infuse your own favorite chai spice blend.
Approximate size : 8cm by 10cm
USES: for tea, bouquet garni, and potpourri and herbal bath salts.
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Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavoursome variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content. When ground, its grey in colour as the seed inside is white. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat and it is used in all cultures and types of cuisine especially in Moroccan and Middle East cooking. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving digestion.
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