Kashmir is known not only for its exalting beauty but also for the rich culinary history dominated by Kashmiri spices. Spices of Kashmir is the soul of the valley of royal cuisines, which adds colour, flavour, aroma and taste. We Kashmiris love our food and each ingredient has its utmost importance in providing flavor to the dish. Kashmiri Mirch is one such secret spice behind the flavourful Kashmiri foods. The mouth-watering Kashmiri delicacies has a special red colour which is because of this famous Kashmiri Mirch (Red Chilli). The rich aroma of this Kashmiri spice intensify the richness of dish. As they say, you first eat with your eyes and nose and then with your mouth and tongue, Kashmiri Mirch makes any dish qualified for such divine food experience. Exotic Kashmiri Mirch is a special blend of medium hot quality red pepper which is used for Tandoori dishes or other dishes mostly prepared in clay ovens called Tandoor; when used in curry it imparts bright red colour making food more appealing and palatable.
Kashmiri Mirch is less pungent in taste, are smaller in size and are of round in shape. The specialty of Kashmiri Mirch is that it lends a bright red colour to any food. The roasted Kashmiri chilli has a very pleasant aroma. It can redden anything that is capable of absorbing colour such as the oil present on surface of meat etc. Mutton Roghan Josh is a Kashmiri dish that looks delicious, and one of its basic ingredient is Kashmiri Mirch. The colour and distinct taste of this delicious Kashmiri dish completely depends on usage of Kashmiri Mirch.
They are used in all forms, either fresh, dried, wrinkled or grounded.
Also fried or dried chilli is used to make spicy chutney, a bottled condiment or hot sauce. Fresh Kashmiri Chilli are used for making pickles because of the less content of pungent taste. Apart from rich colour content and flavour Kashmiri Mirch is high in nutritional value.
It is a good source of vitamin A and Vitamin c which helps to boost immunity. The nutritional value of this spice makes its high usage worth.
Kashmiri red chilli powder is grown mostly in Kashmir region and is available in different forms such as whole, grounded or wrinkled form.
The profit earned through the export and import of spices is anyway marvelous. Kashmiri Mirch is one of those spices. India is the largest producer, exporter of Kashmiri Mirch and the exciting fact is, it is also the largest consumer of this spice.
Hence, we can now easily calculate the demand and usage of Kashmiri Mirch which is high and also this spice covers a good market around the globe.
Have you tried it yet? Below are some sources from where you can buy Kashmiri Mirch.