Indian Chilly Varieties
Varieties of Chilly Found In India
Chilly was introduced in India by the great Portuguese explorer Vasco-da-Gama. The spice chilly blended well in Indian cooking. Chilly became extremely popular in India. The climate in India was favorable to cultivate chilies and soon many varieties of chilly were available in India. Places like Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Kashmir became famous for different varieties in chilly.
Naga Jolokia | Birdseye or Dhani Chilies | Byadagi or Kaddi Chilies | Ellachipur Sanman Chilies | Guntur Sanman Chilies | Hindpur Chilies | Jwala Chilies | Kanthari Chilies | Kashmiri Mirch | Mundu Chilies or Gundu Molzuka | Nalcheti Chilies | Tomato Chilly or Warangal Chappatta
The Mexican chilly Red Savina Habanero was considered as hottest chilly with 557,000 Scoville units. The hottest chilly on earth is found in India. The Naga Jolokia or also called "Tezpur Chilly" has been proved by the scientists are the hottest chilly in the world with 8,55,000 Scoville units.
Birdseye or Dhani Chilies
Birdseye is also called as African Devil Chile. Birdseye chilly is tiny, green and when matured the color changes to bright red. The pungency varies from the place and environmental condition is receives. It is widely available in African countries like Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Malawi and also in other countries including India, China, Mexico, and Papua New Guinea .
Byadagi or Kaddi Chilies
Byadagi chilies are grown in Goa and Dharwar in Karnataka. These chilies are also called Kaddi chilies and when dried, the skin is wrinkled red in color with aromatic mild pungency. The harvesting season of these chilies are from January to May.
Ellachipur Sanman Chilies
Ellachipur Sannam chilies are found in Amravati district, Maharashtra . The ellachipur chilies are dark red in color when in dry state with very hot pungency. The best time to grow is from September to December.
Guntur Sanman Chilies
Guntur Sanman Chilies are cultivated in Guntur , Warangal , Khamman district of Andra Pradesh. The Guntur chilies are long with thick red skin with very high pungency. The best times to harvest these chilies are from December to May.
The most popular form of chilly in India , Jwala, is long, slender with when unripe has green color and turns to red in ripe stage. Jwala means "Volcano" in Hindi and are extremely pungent. Jwala is found in Kheda and Mehsana in Gujarat .
One of much in demand chilly in India is Kashmiri Mirch. Though there is lot of wrong claims, the true Kashmir Mirch is grown in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir . It has smooth shinning skin and fleshy with dark red in color. They are mild in pungency and have a fruit like flavor.
Mundu Chilies or Gundu Molzuka
Mundu chilies are found in Tamil Nadu and Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh. They are roundish fruit with moderately pungent with yellowish red color. Mundu is popularly called as 'Gundu Molzuka' meaning 'fat chilly' in Tamil Nadu.
Tomato Chilly or Warangal Chappatta
Tomato chilies are found in Warangal , Khamman, and Godavari district of Andra Pradesh. These chilies are short, dark red in color when dried with moderate pungency.
Kindly visit our commercial website www.ramdevfood.com