Dried Red Chili

Red chilies 4 the soul originated in Mexico and were brought to India by Portuguese traders. Now India tops in the cultivation of dry red chili peppers.

The chili pepper features heavily in the cuisine of the Goan region of India, which was the site of a Portuguese colony. Chili peppers journeyed from India, through Central Asia and Turkey, to Hungary, where they became the national spice in the form of paprika.

Red Chili is the fruit of plants. Red chili peppers are widely used in many cuisines as a spice to add heat to the dishes.

Dried Red Chili

Red chilies 4 the soul originated in Mexico and were brought to India by Portuguese traders. Now India tops in the cultivation of dry red chili peppers.

The chili pepper features heavily in the cuisine of the Goan region of India, which was the site of a Portuguese colony. Chili peppers journeyed from India, through Central Asia and Turkey, to Hungary, where they became the national spice in the form of paprika.

Red Chili is the fruit of plants. Red chili peppers are widely used in many cuisines as a spice to add heat to the dishes.

Benefits

Why use Dried Red Chili?​

Red chili has a quality to thinning the blood. Red chillies are enriched with antioxidants that help in clearing blockages in blood vessels and arteries. Red chillies are also jam-packed with Vitamin C that helps in supporting the immune system and combat chronic diseases.
Recipe

How to use Dried Red Chili?

Dried red chillies can be added as a whole to heated oil to infuse flavour, especially in classic dishes such as the Italian aglio-e-olio pasta or dropped into curries and stews.
They can also be rehydrated by soaking in warm water until they plump up, after which they can be chopped or blended for use in sauces or relishes, giving a finer texture than using dried chillies directly.
Hereby a sample curry recipe:
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powde
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 3 chopped potatoes
  • Salt as per your taste
Put a pan on medium/high heat and add the oil and all the spices. Next add the potatoes and cook until golden brown.
Origins

Where does Dried Red Chili come from?

India is the biggest producer of dried red chillies. In India, dried red chillies are produced mostly in the provinces of Andra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Harvest

When is Dried Red Chili grown?

Crop is planted in August and September and is harvested in March and April. The harvested pods are kept in heaps either indoor or in shade away from direct sunlight for 2 or 3 days so as to develop uniform red colour.
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