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What are some other names for the ghost chili?

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The ghost chili goes by several other names in India.  If you see the names Bih Jolokia, Bhut Jolokia, Naga Jolokia, Jolokia Chili or Naga Morich in an Indian cookbook, they’re talking about the ghost chili.

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If you’ve never heard of a ghost chili before, here’s what all the buzz is about: these super spicy Indian chilies top out the Scoville chili heat scale at 300,000 to 400,000 units.  Behind all that heat though, there’s a suprising sweetness which means they actually work quite well (in moderation) in sweet dishes as well as savory ones.

For suggestions on how to use the ghost chili, check out our ghost chili recipe collection.




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