Bhut Jolokia, the Ghost Chilli or 'Naga Chilli' is widely cultivated in the Northeastern states. It was named the hottest chilli in the world in 2007 by The Guinness Book of World Records but it has now been relegated to 6th place.
As per the Scoville scale, Bhut Jolokia measures 1,041,427 units. It still remains the world’s spiciest naturally grown chilli. Despite its extreme spiciness, Bhut Jolokia has a sweetish, fruity taste.
Our Bhut Jolokia chillies are sun dried and smoked for extra flavour. The people of Northeast have great affection for Bhut Jolokia chillies, and they are used to make mean curries full of flavour. If you have a low spice tolerance, just a tiny pinch of these chillies are enough to add some heat.
Caution: Make sure to use gloves while handling!
The size, texture, and heat level of Bhut Jolokia differs depending on the region it grows. Our Bhut Jolokia chillies are from Ri Bhoi.
These chillies are always plump and smooth, typically as long as an index finger, and are distinguished by its glossy, red colour.
Yes, it is very pungent and only a tiny piece of it can leave your taste buds on fire. The Capsaicin in Bhut Jolokia causes a burning sensation in your mouth.
Although very pungent, Bhut Jolokia has layers of flavour. It has a fruity sweet taste in the layers.
When fresh, it has a fruity aroma.