Chilli Guntur *World Famous Andhra Pradesh Chilli (India) Variety* - 10 Seeds
Credited for giving Andhra food its fiery edge, Guntur chillies are hot to handle yet you find yourself going back for more doses. Originating from the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, Guntur Chillies have thick red skin with high pungency. It is used in the preparation of various local delicacies to develop colour as well as flavour. Such as the Natu Kodi Kura, a spicy Andhra chicken curry made with coconut, poppy seeds, a handful of spices and of course the Guntur chillies; Guntur Kodi Vepudu, which is spicy chicken fry; or the Mamsam Pulusu, a fiery mutton curry, which is a very popular dish in Andhra cuisine.
With Andhra Pradesh being the largest producer of chillies in India, there are many varieties that one can explore, but the Guntur Chilli seems to be a hot favourite. The locals claim that it's the distinctive flavour that it imparts to the dishes that make it a preferred choice if one can get past the fieriness.
The Guntur chilli is exceptionally dark red in colour due to the rich source of capsaicin. It is said that it is this capsaicin content that is responsible for the colour of chillies. In cooking, the chilli is used as a whole and thrown in during the preparation, or it is ground into powder or a paste with other spices. No wonder when you see the dishes, they impart a rich red colour that makes them hard to resist biting into.
A propagation note will be supplied with the seed packet.
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