June 22, 2015 Green Chillies

Green Chillies

Fresh Green Chiilies Being Chopped
Fresh Green Chiilies Being Chopped

Hindi Name: Hari Mirch

A spice without which Indian cuisine would be incomplete, the most common variety of chilli used apart from red is the green. These are used with or without the stalks, whole or chopped, with seeds or deseeded. They are used fresh, dried, powdered, pickled or in sauces.

Though not used in excess just a touch of green chilli is enough to make the dish spicy. Green chilli usually blended with ginger and garlic, is very popularly used as masala in Indian household.

Usage

Savory dishes find the most use of green chillies in curries, breads, meat dishes and stir fries. Tempering or tadka used in a variety of dishes is incomplete without green chillies. A spice mix called green seasoning added to curries uses green chillies along with a tweaked salsa recipe.

Note: Always choose crisp, green, unwrinkled chilli. If you’re looking for only a hint of chilli, add deseeded. Be careful while using the seeds, they can cause a burning sensation if hands are not washed properly.

Nutritional Value

With a spicy bite, these fresh products are high in vitamins A and C.
Green chillies are high in potassium and iron content.

Did you know?

Contrary to the popular practice, water doesn’t relieve the burning sensation of green chilli, milk or milk based products do.

Rita

Since 1999 to date we celebrate 20 years of www.ParsiCuisine.com. ParsiCuisine.com, now with over 637,000 hits. Not to mention the social media of facebook, twitter. Rita has authored “Parsi Cuisine The Manna of the 21st Century” and ten individual series cookbooks with matched digital e-cookbooks; She was recently invited to Gleason Library and the Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA to demonstrate and talk about Parsi Food. Rita's Parsi Cuisine Cookbooks are a labor of love. The cookbooks began in an effort to maintain and preserve our recipes and traditions for the next generation, many of whom have been raised in USA, UK, Australia, France, Germany,Canada and other countries outside of India. Printed Paperback of the Ancient cooking book “Vividh Vani” by Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia: Through software and amazon services, We have managed to print the “Vividh Vani” in high quality paper . You can now own a brand-new copy of the Vividh Vani in strong paper bound books. These printed volumes are exactly the same antique and original books of Meherbai Jamshedji Wadia. They include photos and letters of the Wadia family. They are a legacy item for the parsi kom that can be preserved another 1000 years and more!  * This site offers free downloads of old traditional parsi cookbook volumes of the "Vividh Vani". Translation to English effort is on-going, you will find some translated recipes here. You can follow her on Twitter @ParsiCuisine and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParsiCuisine.

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