Chili - Verstegen Algemeen

Chili

Chilli is a special spice that makes dishes extra spicy. The sharpness of the chilli depends on the climate conditions. The warmer the climate, the sharper the chilli. Chillies grow in many different countries, such as China, Peru, Pakistan, Ghana and Mexico. Verstegen gets their herbs and spices at the places of origin, that is why our chili comes from India, Andra Paresh.

The origin

Chilli is a special spice that makes dishes extra spicy. The sharpness of the chilli depends on the climate conditions. The warmer the climate, the sharper the chilli. Chillies grow in many different countries, such as China, Peru, Pakistan, Ghana and Mexico. Verstegen gets their herbs and spices at the places of origin, that is why our chili comes from India, Andra Paresh.

The taste of chilli

To add chilli to a dish you can choose either dried or fresh chilli. Dried chilli has a richer and sharper taste, because also its seeds and seed pockets are usually dried and ground. In fresh chilli you can determine the sharpness of your dish by not using (all) the seeds. Did you know that you can tell the sharpness of chilli by its shape? The smaller the chilli, the sharper it usually is!

Chilli in dishes

Chilli is used in various dishes. For example, in Indian dishes chillies is used fresh or dried in egg and curd dishes and sauces. The chilli is also popular in Thai, South American and Caribbean dishes.