When we used to buy chilies
from India, we imported huge amounts at less rates but now we are not able to buy local chilies
in huge amounts,' she said adding that this is because local chilies
cost extravagantly high therefore they are not able to earn as much profit as they did earlier.
have vitamin C and Vitamin A containing beta-carotenoids which are powerful antioxidant.
The only thing it lacked, as many chilies
do, was brightness.
Today, the most sharp and valued varieties of chilies
are grown in Asia only.
Mainly two varieties of chilies
are produced in the region namely - collar and patto, of which colar is more popular in domestic market due to its bright red colour and less spice value.
Pho condiment plates include large servings of bean sprouts, lime slices, Asian basil, fresh chilies
, and shredded lettuce.
When using peppers to add heat, he prefers jalapenos to green chilies
, which, he says, add an acidic bite.
The quality of fresh chilies
is obvious upon inspection, but when choosing dried chilies
, avoid the brittle ones.
If you would like to make a ristra, look for chilies
at farmers' markets and produce stands-or harvest from your garden if plants produce bountifully.
Photo: Even chili purists are warming up to meatless variations such as Vegetarian Chili with Bulgur (right), a decidedly spicy recipe with chopped green chilies
, hot vegetable juice, and two kinds of beans.
Always wear gloves when working with chilies
to help prevent the oils from touching your skin.
Use either cone-shaped poblano (ancho) chilies
or slender tapering Anaheim (California or New Mexico) chilies