January 8, 2013

Herb & Spice Fact of the Day

Deggi Mirch or Kashmiri mirch is an Indian spice made by blending roasted dried red bell peppers and Kashmiri red chilies. 

It has a mild heat and a deep red-orange color. It is often used for its color more than its heat as it impart a deep red color when cooked. It northern India, it is liberally added to curries, dals, kebabs, soups and stews. It has a rich bold (almost smoky) flavor with a heat index of 1500-2000 Scoville units. In comparison, Cayenne peppers are around 50,000 SHU. 

Deggi chilis are a great way to add the color and flavors of chili peppers, without the heat.

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