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Bhut Jolokia Chillies

Also Known As : Ghost pepper, Ghost chili pepper, Ghost chili, Ghost jolokia
Technical Name : Capsicum assamicum


Taste Profile

It has an intensely fruity, sweet and chili first flavor but gives a fiery sensation of burning, spiciness, and hotness when the heat kicks in within few seconds.

Usage Tips

  1. Bhut jolokia is used as a food as well as a spice
  2. It is used both fresh and dried to make spicy curries, pickles, and chutneys.
  3. It can be used to make jellies, salsa dips, and sauces.
  4. Wear gloves and protect your eyes while cooking these chilies.
  5. In some places, it has also been used as a homeopathic remedy for stomach pain.
  6. In case you plan to eat these chilies keep a glass of milk or a cup of curd or honey handy.

Common names and forms

  1. Bhut Jolokia
  2. Bhut Jolokia Chilli Pulp
  3. Ghost chilli


The ghost pepper (aka the Bhut Jolokia) is one of the hottest pepper in the world, topping over 1 Million SHU (Scoville Heat Units). It is about 208 times hotter than the average jalapeno pepper. The pepper belongs to the Capsicum Chinese family. It is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper that is cultivated in the North-eastern Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, and Nepal. Bhut jolokia pods are unique among peppers, with their characteristic shape, and very thin skin. These chilies have three distinct colors namely light red, dark red and orange. An average-sized pepper is about 1/3 ounce or 9.4 grams.


The least side effects of eating these chilies are the sensation of pain in the lips and gums, stinging effect in the tongue, sweating and faster heartbeats.Eating capsaicin, which is an integral component of these chilies, can cause gastrointestinal irritation, resulting in stomach discomfort and diarrhea  (2)

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