green Chilli Paste
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Also Known as
Hari mirch paste
Green chilli is a very well known spice for its fiery taste. It is often preferred by Jain people. It can be made into paste by washing them thoroughly, removing the stem and chopping into medium pieces. Further, grind them into mixture with sufficient lemon juice and salt. Do not add water. Lemon and Salt will act as preservative and will keep it fresh and green in frozen form.
How to Select
Pick some fresh from the vegetable market or just ask the vegetable vendor to add a few free ones to your vegetable bag. Fresh unripe chillies come in green shade. While buying fresh chillies look for crisp unwrinkled ones. Make sure they are bright and unbroken.
Green chilli Paste is also easily available in the market of various brands. Ensure its freshness by manufacturing date and expiry date.
· Green chilli paste is a handy option to add that hot taste to vegetable dish, curries, Potato tikkis, sandwiches, Vadas, upma or Masala Parathas.
· It is a great alternative, when fresh green chilli is not available at home. Can be substituted in dals or tempering etc.
· Being spicy in nature, it must be taken in moderation to avoid gastric irritation.
How to Store
It is best to freeze it in a dry container and remove 10 minutes prior to use in any recipie. Don't forget to keep it back in freezer, as it might turn dark and loose its freshness. It can stay good for a month and half. Wash hands and utensils thoroughly after contact with the chillies. While adding this paste to any recipe, compensate for added salt by cutting down on quantities, as the recipe desires.