Monday, August 4

Do you know the ghost chili?

We spell it 'chilli' because we pronounce stressing on the double 'L'. I think it ads flavour when you pronounce 'chilli'.

Ok, Chilli it is then. It is the number ingredient in our cuisine. Do you know that there are more than 20 varieties of chilli in India?

But the ghost chilli is new to me. No, I am not ashamed to admit ot even though it grown in India. It has another name-"poison chili; and another-"naga jolokia". It is said to be the hottest chili pepper in the world, as certified by Guinness World Records in 2007.

Originally grown in northeastern India and Bangladesh, the naga jolokia has measured over 1,000,000 on the Scoville scale, a system developed to measure the "hotness" or piquancy of chili peppers. In comparison, jalapeño peppers range from 2,500 to 8,000.

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