Chilli (Medium, Whole, Dried)
20g (equivalent to a standard spice jar)
Whole Dried Chillies (medium heat)
Can be used as is; ground or reconstituted in water before adding to the recipe. Once you try whole dried chillies...there is no going back.
Just as whole spices freshly ground have more flavor and aroma than preground spices, whole dried chiles offer nuances you just can't get from a jar of powder. Reconstituted dried chiles have a much gentler, almost fruity, chilli flavour.
Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green through to yellow, orange and red); these are red, medium heat, with a smokey, earthy flavour.
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