These large, red, dried Chilli peppers are used to add a piquant flavor to dishes.
The spiciness can be altered by removing some of the seeds. Red Chillies, whole or crushed, are used in dals, curries and soups. Chillies are usually fried in oil/ghee with other spices and added to dishes as a final flavoring. Chillies, high in vitamin C, have been found to stimulate the appetite, destroy harmful toxins and purify the blood.