Dried whole chilis have a very distinctive flavour to fresh ones, so they are used in a different way. Upon drying a caramelization of the sugars takes place which creates a delicious, robust taste not found in fresh chillies, in the same way a sun-dried tomato has a more complex flavour profile than a fresh one. They can be chopped or puréed, often in sauces or added to stews, while other times they are toasted and ground into a powder and added to dishes.
Some like to use dried chiles to infuse things like cream, broth, stock, even pasta water.
Dried chiles don't just add flavour to food and sauces—when reconstituted and puréed, they ARE the sauce!
Product of India
(Typical analysis per 100g)
Energy 1314 kJ
Protein < 0.1 g
Fat Total <0.1 g
- Saturated 0 g
Carbohydrates < 0.2 g
- Sugars 0.2 g
Sodium < 1mg
Packaged in a facility that processes peanuts, wheat and milk products
Store item in an airtight Container in a cool dry place
Up to 12 months if stored correctly. See label for Best Before date