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Red Chilli is an ingredient used in Indian cooking Other Names:
Lalmirch, Milagay, Mirapa kaya

Description:
Chilli is an erect, branched, shrub-like herb with fruits used as garnishing and flavouring. There are many different species. Red chillies are hotter than jalapeƱos. Though much-maligned for imparting a hotness that can be unbearable and lasting, red chillies used in conjunction with other spices can add zing to any boring dish.

Commonly used in:
Dry chilly is extensively used as spice in curried dishes, in vegetables, non-vegetarian dishwes, chutnies, chopped into salads or for decoration on dishes, seasonings, making hot sauces as pepper sauce and Tabsco sauce and topping for pizza, pastas etc.

Health Benefits:
Beneficial to the respiratory system, blood pressure and heart. Other therapeutic uses include being a stomachic, carminative and anti-flatulence agent.

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