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Chili Powder

May 13, 2012 by Mimi in with 0 Comments

These are many varieties of this powder is available in market today. Cayenne pepper is a kind of Chili powder.

Remember, anytime you use your hand to touch any kind of Chili, to please wash your hands thoroughly before you touch your eyes. Touching cut green chilies should be treated with caution.

Chilies – originates from India. In search of spices, Christopher Columbus set his journey from Portugal. However, Christopher Columbus landed in South America. He found that the people of South America used chilies.Columbus named them as “peppers” because they were similar in taste with black peppers. After the discovery of the spice, chili replaced black pepper as prime spice in the culinary. Chilies are fruits of a plant, generally sun dried and powdered.

Chilies are grown in many Countries. There are dozens of varieties of Chilies- from sweet peppers-Paprika to Habanera to Jolokia Bhut are two of the hottest chilies in the world. Some are Bright red, some orange, Brownish and more. Sizes and shapes vary –from thin small to big and Plump. Many Varieties are available in Market today-from the whole dried chilies to powder. Depending on the dish and how hot is desired, you can use the type and the amount you want.

I have found that the Kashmiri Chilies are very bright and NOT so hot. You can buy it in an Indian Store. Sometimes I blend paprika and Chili powder – which gives the bright color but is not so hot.

 

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