Naga Chilli also called Naga Mircha belongs to the genus capsicum of Solanaceae or nightshade Family. Naga Chilli is considered the world’s hottest chilli and entered in Guiness Book of World Records (measuring 855,000 scoville units) beating the Mexican Red Savanna Habaneros (577, 000 scoville units). Traditionally, chilli is grown for green fruits during summer months in the upland jhum paddy fields. The plant grows at the height of 120 cms bearing 150 fruits. The flowers are white, 2-3 at a node, and fruits are blood red in colour, conical measures about 2 inches in length and half-inch width.Many genotypes are reported and research is on for production as well as disease management.Naga Chilli is used in medicine. Fresh and dried (red) ones are mostly used as an ingredient in curries and pickles.The hot flavour of the chillies is due presence of a group of seven closely related compounds called capsainoids, but capsaicin (8-methyl-Nvanillyl-6-nonenamide) and dihydrocapsaicin are responsible for approximately 90% of the pungency.
Naga Chilli Pickle
Ignite your senses and tantalize your taste buds with the hottest chilly of this planet, brought to you by Shimla Hills Offerings Pvt. Ltd.
|Ingredients||Chilli, Salt, Spices|
|Weight||200 grams and 400 grams|
Naga Chillies in Acetic Acid
|Ingredients||Whole Chillies, Salt, Acetic Acid|
|Season/Availability||May & January|
Naga Chilli is used in medicine. Fresh and dried (red) ones are mostly used as an ingredient in Curries and Pickles.