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Red Chilli Powder

Also Known As : Lal Mirch Powder
Technical Name : Capsicum annuum

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a hot and spicy taste with fiery undertones

Usage Tips

  1. Red chili powder is commonly used in Indian cuisines to make curries.
  2. It is used to add a spicy touch to tomato based sauces.
  3. It is used in preparing pickles, snacks, and curries.
  4. It is used to add taste, color, and flavor to dishes
  5. Red chili powder should be kept in cold, dry places away from the direct heat and sun.
  6. Chunks of asafetida can be added to red chili powder to retain its freshness.

Common names and forms

  1. Red chili powder
  2. Red Chilli Powder Regular
  3. Red Chilli Puree
  4. Red Chilly Powder
  5. Red chilly powder as per taste
  6. Red Pepper Powder
  7. tbsp red chilli powder

Description

Chili is a fruit that belongs to the genus Capsicum. On ripening and drying chili fruit becomes red chili, which is then grounded to form red chili powder. Red chili powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, which is often accompanied by the addition of other spices. There are several types of red chili powders found in the market, but of the varieties are very common: Dark red-colored chili powder is less hot and spicy as compared to light-colored powder. Currently, India is the largest producer as well as exporter of red chilies due to superior quality found here. In India major production comes from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Orissa and Rajasthan.

Health benefits

  • High content of potassium in red chilli powder soothes blood vessels and regulates blood pressure. (1)
  • It is a rich source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C essentially supports the immune system and helps the body combat chronic diseases. (1)
  • Red chilli powder contains a compound called capsaicin that increases the body's metabolism rate and burns fat. (1)

Selection Guide

Read the labels before buying. Check the seal of the page and the use-by date. Make sure to buy red chili powder from a trusted shop and brand to be sure that there is no adulteration.

Note

Red chili powder has been identified as a risk factor for mouth and throat cancer in India. Thus, excessive consumption must be avoided. (2)

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