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No Life without Spice



With so many varieties and common use of spices and chillies in preparing food in South Asia, it seems there's No Life without Spice for South Asians.

There are many varieties that are grown across India and a few are mentioned below.

Kashmiri Chilli

Known more for its colour than its spice, this chilli is ground into powder and used not only in Kashmiri recipes but in many dishes across the country and the world. It adds a beautiful red colour to the dish and enhances its taste. It's so mild that it measures barely 2000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). The SHU measures the spiciness or the hotness of chilli. The highest is Pure Capsaicin and Dihydrocapsaicin, which measure 16,000,000 SHU. Now you know how mild the Kashmiri Chilli is.

Jwala Chilli

Grown primarily in Gujarat, this chilli is used widely for cooking in India. Though its green initially, once it matures it turns red in colour. They can even be grown at home. It is one of the country's most important crops.

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