The Kashmiri Chilli is a variety of chilli known for its intense red colour and lower heat rating, making it ideal to use in tandoori, butter chicken and rogan josh curries. They are dried and finely ground before adding to curries, soups, stews or even as a finishing sprinkle for a spicy heat. It is widely used especially in Indian cuisine, but also Mexican, Asian and Italian dishes.
Kashmiri chillies are a popular milder chilli that imparts a great red colour to dishes. You can identify dry Kashmiri chillies by their medium size, cone shape, wrinkles, and dark red colour. Kashmiri chillies are very commonly ground into a powder before using to enable an even distribution of the chilli without compromising on flavour or aroma. By drying and grinding down the chilli peppers it adds a smokey caramelised flavour that that of a fresh chilli does not have. Due to the mild flavour of the Kashmiri Chilli, it is ideal to use in tandoori, butter chicken and rogan josh curries. It is widely used especially in Indian cuisine, but also Mexican, Asian and Italian dishes. Kashmiri chillies are ideal when you want that mild zing and enticing red colour but also moderate spiciness without the intense heat. We at the Spice People believe Indian savoury dishes are incomplete without a dash of Kashmiri Chillies Ground.
All chillies contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and aid to weight loss.
100% dried Ground Kashmiri Chillies
How to use:
1/8 - 1/4 tsp is all that is needed to add some heat to dish
Use in curries, marinades and spice rubs
Use to enhance many dishes or in any recipes that ask for red pepper
Add in the beginning of cooking to bloom and release their volatile oils or as a finishing spicy seasoning
Country of origin:
Other names or spelling:
Aji, Red Pepper. Botanical Names: Mild Chillies: (Capsicum annum) Hot Chillies: (Capsicum frutescens) Fruity Chillies: (Capsicum baccatum) Extra Hot Chillies: (Capsicum chinense) Hairy Leaved Chillies: (Capsicum pubescens).
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