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The original Indian Chilli Pepper. There's no better way to make Indian cooking taste authentic without using Kashmiri Chillies. These have a medium potency, and in small quantities can be enjoyed by those who don't like their food too spicy too. Re-hydrated is not necessary, simply finely chop or powder to use.The original Indian Chilli Pepper. There's no better way to make Indian cooking taste authentic without using Kashmiri Chillies. These have a medium potency, and in small quantities can be enjoyed by those who don't like their food too spicy too. Re-hydrated is not necessary, simply finely chop or powder to use.

Chilli (Kashmiri) Cooking Notes

Cuisine... Indian, Mexican

Food Pairings... Curries, sauces, spice rubs, meat, vegetable dishes, lentils, rice

Flavour / Tastes Like... Pepper, Oregano, Slight Bitterness

Serving size... 0.5 grams (half a pod)

Directions for use... Chop into 1-2cm pieces to use the spice. Optional Tip: Remove seeds to reduce the spiciness.

Recipes... Coconut Chutney, Aloo Matar (spiced indian potato and pea curry), Spicy Tomato and Onion Chutney, Curry powder, Chole Masala, Spicy Stuffed Okra, Stir Fried Spinach with Black Cumin, Tandoori Paneer, Thai Massaman Curry with Beef, Aloo Gobi, Veggie Pakoras, Harissa Garlic Chilli Sauce, Dal Fry, Dates and Tamarind Chutney, Roasted Spiced Cauliflower, Dal Pakoras (Lentil Fritters), Chicken Xacuti (Goa style), Kokum Rasam (Spiced Indian Soup)

Chilli (Kashmiri) Health Benefits (Government sources only)

Nutrition Facts... High in Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin A SourceChilli (Kashmiri) 

Physical Characteristics Appearance... 10 grams = approximately 9 pods

Chilli (Kashmiri) Technical Notes

Origin... Maharashtra, India

Quality*... True Kashmiri, Red, Hand Selected

Industry Knowledge... Traditional Kashmiri Chilli is only sold whole, as all powdered forms are often diluted with other chilli varieties to give more vibrant colours at the expense of the true peppery-herbal taste. Kashmiri chillies are medium-length, and heavily wrinkled compared to other chillies. They're also milder than conventionally sold chillies, with an SHU of 1500-2000 meaning they can be added more liberally to dishes and release their more herbal notes. These chillies are perfect for Indian curries, as well as Malaysian and Indonesian dishes.To use Regency's Kashmiri chillies, either soak in hot water for half an hour until hydrated, or lightly fry and powder fresh. Both these methods will lead to superior results in comparison to pre-ground Kashmiri chillies, which are often not from Kashmir at all! You can even get more adventurous with these chillies, such as infusing them into soups, lentils and rice dishes during long cooking processes. In that way, these chillies can be used just like Bay Leaves. Learn more about Chillies.

Also known as... Capsicum frutescens LLAL MIRCH, MILAGAI TOOL, MARCHU,

Why buy Regency herbs and spices

All Regency spices are fresh, current crop herbs and spices. We pride ourselves on our taste and freshness. Regency's herbs and spices are carefully selected amongst the best varieties in the world each season - only a single variety passes our rigorous testing, and we only sell this one variety. We only sell spices in whole form for fresh grinding to ensure the best flavour and aroma when it reaches your kitchens. As a result, everyone can inspect and admire the natural beauty achieved by us! All our spices and herbs are naturally grown, and processed. They are as pure as spices can get, free from irradiation and other chemical preservation treatments - only possible due to our strict quality control standards at source. We can promise their flavours are fit for even the most royal and picky diners.

We know how hard it is to find top quality, fresh, whole spices worldwide and we have the answer. Through our 60+ years of experience in the industry, we know our spices inside-out and can provide the best tasting varieties attainable worldwide for each of our spices. Tastes are changing, and cooks who seek the absolute best possible for each ingredient know that we can provide it for them - that's why we've been in business for so long! We quickly became the leading shop for buying Indian spices and herbs in Hong Kong, and now have added our extended range of exotic herbs and spices from around the world. Read more about our heritage here.

Most importantly, we aim to provide the high quality flavours that existed in traditional times in our spice trade - flavours that have been lost due to mass production, over processing, and cutting corners to keep prices low. We partner with the greatest farmers and suppliers around the world to provide the highest grades achievable in spices. We are also passionate educators within our industry, teaching customers and competitors alike on how to buy and assess the quality of spices, as well as common tricks of the spice trade. Learn more about spices now.