Beb, a Khasi name for Bhut Jolokia, also known as Ghost Chilli, Naga Mircha or Raja Mircha is one of the hottest chillies in the world with over a million Scoville unit.
The shrivelled skin and bright red hue are known for its high capsaicinoids content. It is extensively grown in North Eastern region of India, predominantly in the states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya.
The bhut jolokia possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, it is also a good source of vitamins A and C, and the capsaicin in the chilli help suppress your appetite, leading to weight loss. So, adding some spice to your menu has many health benefits for you.
In kitchens, it can be used in sauces, chutneys and condiments to give a dish the peak spiciness. Despite its extreme pungency, Bhut Jolokia has a sweet and fruity taste. Sweet and super-hot you only need to use a minute portion of this chilli unlike with other varieties. Bhut Jolokia is used in a spicy turmeric blend from Meghalaya – the Lakadong Mirch or Lakadong Beb.
What is Turmeric Blend? Turmeric blend also called turmeric tea or golden blend. Turmeric is mixed with water or fruit juice can also add other spices and herbs to it, depending on your taste. In fact, it has many variations based on people’s choice. It is prepared to check your weight and keeps your health intact.
Turmeric blend from Zizira – Lakadong Beb Zizira turmeric blend is a unique blend with a pungent taste of spices. It is created using:
These ingredients are sourced from the pristine hills of Meghalaya. It is a blend that helps you fight snacking during working hours or while you’re relaxing, thus helps you in fighting weight gain. The high level of capsaicin in Bhut jolokia increases metabolism and can suppress appetite. It’s a quick and easy drink that will distract you from snacking and peps up your energy level.
You can also try with coconut water, which is itself a natural beverage with many health benefits.
You can try out your own easy recipe with Lakadong Beb at home. Let us know in the comment below, we'd love to hear from you.