Thai and gandhari chilis

Thai and Gandhari chilis

Thai chili: Thai chilis are small chilis that grow 1-3 inches longs and jus t1/2 inch wide.  Don’t deceived by its appearance. Even though they appear small, thai chilis are also in hotness list. Thai chilis are bit curvy and appear bright green to red in color with pointed tip. It is common ingredient in Thai coconut soup and other noodle, rice dishes.

Scoville units: 50,000-100,000

Hotness scale: 8-9

Gandhari chili: Also known as Indian Bird’s eye chili or piri piri is a wild form of chili with small fruits and are dispersed by birds. These are small and highly pungent chilis. Unlike many other chili varieties, these contain high amount of B carotene, ascorbic acid and tocopheroal (Vit E).  Plants look beautiful like small tree, sometimes grow up to 4 feet or more. Fruits appear green and upright up to maturity and appear above foliage. These chilis are known for high medicinal properties and dried powder is used in Indian pickles and cooking.

Scoville unit: 50,000 to 100000

Hotness: 7-8


Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 8, 2019

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