rasam powder

Homemade Rasam Powder

Rasam powder is a must if you want to make Indian rasam – a delicious thin soup, perfect over rice. Its heat comes from dried red chilies. You can control the spice with your red chili choice. We recommend Kashmiri chili in this recipe (relatively mild …

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Fatalii pepper

Fatalii Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are fatalii peppers? There are a few chili peppers as aptly named as the fatalii pepper. Obviously, it’s not fatal to eat a fatalii, but it’s definitely one of the hottest peppers around. You’ll feel it from the first bite, and it’ll rattle you to the …

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spicy roast chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy roasted chickpeas are a super snack, a much healthier alternative to chips. Really, their flavor and texture will keep you coming back for more. These mighty little legumes soak up flavor fast. Plus, they offer the perfect opportunity to use those old spices sitting …

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black pearl pepper

Black Pearl Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Black Pearl peppers? When you hear Black Pearl, it’s easy for your imagination to run wild: from the infamous treasure-seeking ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to rare jewels that widen the eyes of all that see them. And so it goes …

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How to make sauce less spicy

Sauce Too Hot? How To Make Sauce Less Spicy

Sauces can wind up being too spicy for a number of reasons including a cook underestimating the heat of chili peppers or one who mistakes one hot pepper for another. Whatever the reason, there are ways to get around excessively hot food without having to …

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Saving Pepper Seeds

Saving Pepper Seeds: What You Need To Know

Saving pepper seeds is straightforward in principle — leave a pepper on the tree until it gets very ripe. Once it ripens, you cut it open and store the seeds until you are ready to plant again. Simple, right? The truth is that while it’s …

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Homemade Chaat Masala

Homemade Chaat Masala

Indian spices are always aromatic and savory, and we love them so – especially when they have a healthy dose of dried red chilies in the mix. This homemade chaat masala recipe delivers there, plus you can optionally add paprika for a little more warmth …

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What Are Scoville Heat Units

What Are Scoville Heat Units?

There are some mighty big numbers on the Scoville scale. It ranges from a goose egg zero all the way into the millions. Each number is known as a Scoville heat unit, but what does that mean? What exactly are Scoville heat units, and why …

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Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

You can bet this spicy bourbon bbq sauce will be a grilling hit. And not only for the bourbon undertones (which you’ll love). There’s a smoky spice here that’s just to die for with ribs and steaks. Best of all, it takes no time to …

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