Cooking with Chili Peppers: Cornerstone of Indian Food

Which Chili Pepper is Right for You? Fresh Red or Green Chili Peppers, Dried Red Chili Peppers, Ground Dried Red Chili Peppers

One weekend, on a whim, my husband and I picked up a pack of ‘Bhut Jolokia’, one of the spiciest chili peppers in the world. We decided to test our spice tolerance, and chopped it up fresh in vegetables and vindaloo. Then, we dried the rest of the Bhut Jolokia peppers to make homemade hot sauce for… 

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10 Things to Know About Indian Spices

Spice Box

Indian spices are the cornerstone of most Indian recipes. Used moderately in the right balance, Indian spices can turn an ordinary meal into a smorgasbord of flavors on your palate. It’s time to wake up the taste buds. 1. Many Indian spices are smoky, not spicy: An over spiced or bitter outcome to a recipe… 

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