Description: Chilli is an erect, branched, shrub-like herb with fruits used as garnishing and flavouring. There are many different species. Red chillies are hotter than jalapeños. Though much-maligned for imparting a hotness that can be unbearable and lasting, red chillies used in conjunction with other spices can add zing to any boring dish.
Commonly used in: Dry chilly is extensively used as spice in curried dishes, in vegetables, non-vegetarian dishwes, chutnies, chopped into salads or for decoration on dishes, seasonings, making hot sauces as pepper sauce and Tabsco sauce and topping for pizza, pastas etc.
Health Benefits: Beneficial to the respiratory system, blood pressure and heart. Other therapeutic uses include being a stomachic, carminative and anti-flatulence agent.