Kashmiri chilis, in whole and powdered form, are a staple of Indian cuisine and a welcome addition to any dish that needs a burst of flavor and color. The fresh peppers are long, slender and brilliant red. Kashmiri chili boasts a classic balance of heat and sweetness, and this variety is hotter than others you may have tried!
The chilis are prized for their flavor and also their vibrant red color, which imparts a beautiful hue to rubs for Tandoori meats and stews like Rogan Josh. The rich color and bright, sweet flavor make this chili powder a perfect everyday alternative to cayenne, and the full, round taste is a welcome addition anywhere you might use cayenne pepper or hot paprika.
- Origin: Pampore, Kashmir
- Process: Dried, then ground
- Ingredients: Kashmiri chili powder (Capsicum annuumv. Kashmiri)
- Tasting notes: Grilled Sweet Pepper • Cucumber • Medium Heat
- Use in a rub for grilled lamb or other meat kebabs
- Add to soups and stews for medium heat and rich color
- Use anywhere you'd use cayenne pepper, chili powder or hot paprika
- The Dip
- Moong Dal with Garam Masala
- Pairs well with: Wild Mountain Cumin, New Harvest Turmeric, Sweet Pepper Paprika
Our partner farmer Showkat grows Kashmiri chilis on farms in Kashmir's famous saffron-growing region, Pampore. While most Kashmiri-variety chili isn't actually grown in Kashmir, Showkat grows two heirloom varieties in Kashmir proper.
- food staple
- spice inflection
- cayenne additions
- Veg Biryani
- chili powder
A robust alternative to cayenne additions. Though an Indian food staple, this chili brings a late spice inflection with slight sweetness that super-charged my carnitas preparation.
Great stirfry! Super good spices just right....
I used the Kashmiri chilli in my Chicken/Veg Biryani, wonderful!
Was expecting a little more but it really still is a great spice to have. My least favorite of the 5 I ordered but that's not really a put down it has its place and does it well
The point of no return...
As a Kashmiri, I'm constantly searching for spices that will cure my occasional homesickness. Authentic Kashmiri Chili powder has somehow alluded people outside of India until now. This powder is like a warm hug (not able to come up with a better phrase so just go with it). A full bodied spice that does not have the typical heat of chili powder but offers tremendous flavour.