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How to Make Dried White Chili at Home | Druk Girl

White dry chilies are also a part of dry chilies, just like red chili it’s white in color and has its own unique flavorsome taste.

So, in today’s article, I’m going to teach you how to make dry white chili step by step.

I’m sure most of you haven’t heard about it or knew it even existed.

What do you say, yes or no? Do let me know in the comment box below!

I personally think dry white chilies are underrated. Idk why? Since 

White chilies are equally as tasty as red chilies, has its own unique and delicious taste.

The purposes of white chilies are also the same as red chilies.

 It adds spices to the dish, and it can also use as a vegetable.

In early times drying chillies are very prominent, the reason being to use it on off seasons epically in winters and spring when there are no green chillies.

In our country Bhutan, we make three types of dry chillies in a season, they are, red, white and dark green dry chilli.

They all have different good taste but serve the same purposes to add some spicy into the dish and it can also use as a vegetable.

Among these three as you all know; red chilli is known all over the world and everybody knows how it tastes.

But only very few people know about the existence of white chilli and dark green one.

The reason why I’m giving you only the recipe of white chili is; first of all, everybody knows about red chilli,

second of all white chili is tastier than dry dark green chili and third of all I think the popularity of dry white chilies are underrated.

The process of making white chili is very easy, they are just blanched into the hot water and kept on drying but it takes some time to dry up and it’s totally worth it once they are ready. 

So, without further ado let’s get started with the recipe.

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE DRIED WHITE CHILLI

  • 500 gm Green chilli
  • 2 litre of Water

INSTRUCTION TO MAKE DRIED WHITE CHILLI

  1. In a pot or skillet, pour in water and bring it to boil.
  2. Meantime, rinse the green chilies if necessary.
  3. Once the water is thoroughly boiled, turn the flame to low and throw green chilies into it.
  4. Then, with the help of strainer ladle, keep mixing chillies in the water for a maximum of 2-3 minutes or until you notice dark green chilli colour changes to light green colour. 
  5. Now, take out the chilies and drop them onto any strainer container to remove any excess water. 
  6. Then transfer it onto any flat surface container, spread out evenly, and keep under the sun until its completely white and dry.
  7. Its drying average time is for 2-3 weeks minimum, but it also depends upon the heat of the sun stronger the heat faster it dries and vice versa.
  8. Once it’s dry, you could use them anywhere in cooking. You can make ema datshi, put it in kewa datshi, saag datshi, etc.

NOTE:

  • Ensure you do not want to boil the chilies instead of blanching them.
  • The material you could use for drying the chilies is, any flat surface like a tray or wire mesh food dryer will work if the quantity of the chilies is less, otherwise, if it is in bulk quantity drying them on a massive plastic sheet or directly on the house roof do the thing.
  • Make sure to keep them away from rain, otherwise, instead of drying they will get rotten.
  • If you want to make dry chilies in bulk then obviously, you will need a large pot and enough amount of water to blanch the chilies.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish

Cuisine: Bhutanese

Ingredients  

  • 500 gm Green Chilli
  • 2 litre Water

Instructions 

  • In a pot or skillet, pour in water and bring it to the boil.
  • Meantime, rinse the green chilies if necessary.
  • Once the water is thoroughly boiled, turn the flame to low and throw green chilies into it.
  • Then, with the help of a strainer ladle, keep mixing chilies in the water for a maximum of 2-3 minutes or until you notice the dark green chili color changes to a light green color. 
  • Now, take out the chilies and drop them onto any strainer container to remove any excess water.
  • Then transfer it onto any flat surface container, spread out evenly, and keep it under the sun until it’s completely white and dry.
  • Its drying average time is 2-3 weeks minimum, but it also depends upon the heat of the sun stronger the heat faster it dries, and vice versa.
  • Once its dry, you could use them anywhere in cooking. You can make ema datshi, put it in Kewa datshi, saag datshi and so on.

Notes

  • Make sure you do not want to boil the chilies instead of blanch them.
  • The material you could use for drying the chilies is, any flat surface like a tray or wire mesh food dryer will work if the quantity of the chilies is less, otherwise, if it is in bulk quantity drying them on a huge plastic sheet or directly on the house roof do the thing.
  • Make sure to keep them away from rain, otherwise instead of drying they will get rotten.
  • If you want to make dry chilies in bulk then obviously, you will need a large pot and enough amount of water to blanch the chilies.

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Hi, I'm Tashi Choden. I cook, eat, share recipes and travel for living. From a small kingdom Bhutan with dreams in my eyes. Follow my interesting journey.

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