Dried red pepper may be used whole or powdered. intense heat is concentrated in the seeds. Red chili's are dried in order to store them for a long period of time.
Use: It is a popular ingredient in most Indian dishes.Red chili's are used extensively for making paste/sauce which are used to add spice to other dishes. It can be added to curries, vegetable dishes, tomato sauce, soups and stews in whole, crushed and powdered forms as required by the recipe.
Benefits: Red chillies are jam-packed with Vitamin C that helps in supporting the immune system and combat chronic diseases. Capsaicin is the main bioactive plant compound in chili peppers, responsible for their unique, pungent taste and many of their health benefits. Tip: To reduce pungency can be soaked in warm water before using and removal of seeds.