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Zizira Szechuan Pepper I 1KG


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Zizira’s Szechuan Pepper is an integral part of the unique food habits of the local Khasi tribe of Meghalaya. The farmers here cultivate it using traditional methods of farming which has been passed down from generations as they still believe in the benefits of natural farming.
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  • Zizira Aromatic Szechuan Pepper

    Szechuan pepper is an essential spice used in Asian cuisines. It is known for the mouth tingling sensation it leaves and its fragrant aroma, which resembles that of lavender. Chefs use its numbing sensation to balance the heat of chilli pepper. It is mostly ground or roasted before adding to dishes or infused with oil and salt for a savoury seasoning. It is hard to guess its unique taste from this description! Nothing like trying it yourself!

    • When harvested, the pepper consists of pinkish-red husk that is sun-dried till it turns brown. It is then separated from the spikes and made ready for storage.
    • The spice has a peppery, citrus-like flavor and a unique aroma. It is used in seasoning of chicken, fish, eggplant curries and mixed with chutneys. At times, even the tender leaves of the tree are added, to elevate the taste in fish curries.
    • Szechuan Pepper is used as traditional medicine to relieve flatulence, abdominal pain and tooth ache, as it contains anti-spasmodic properties.
    • It is also one of the ingredients of the exotic Asian five-spice powder that includes other spices like star anise, fennel, clove and cinnamon.

    This spice is commonly used by the people of Meghalaya for flavouring chutneys and for its numbing sensation, to neutralize the heat of the chillies.

  • Spice snippet:

    Szechuan pepper provides an intriguing taste to your food. Use it sparingly, as its taste can be strong. You can crush it raw or roast it before adding to your dishes.  You can add it before the food is almost cooked so that the light flavor of the spice is retained. The tingling effect it has in your mouth opens your taste buds and helps accentuate the essence of all the other ingredients in your food.

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