|May 11, 2023


Spices are a crucial aspect of Indian cuisine, especially red chili powder, which adds flavor and color to dishes. A high-quality, pure red chili powder on your kitchen shelf is essential, and Alco's product fits the bill. Our red chili powder is chemical-free; it has no additives, preservatives, or added colors. It is made from top-quality Indian red chilies and has a natural smoky flavor. Its purity level is reliable and perfect for scorching Indian dishes.

Red chilli is a widely used spice and condiment in Indian and Mexican cuisine, appreciated for its unique flavor and spice. 

The scientific name of this spice is Capsicum annuum, and it belongs to the Solanaceae family. It is believed to have originated in Mexico. Still, it is now grown in various tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, including the United States of America, India, Japan, Turkey, and Africa. Asia produces around 90% of the world's chilli. 

Red chillies are a rich source of vitamins, flavonoids, phenolics, carotenoids, and alkaloids, essential for human health.

Uses of Red Chilli Powder

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If you want to add a bit of heat and color to your marinades, fillings, or dry preparations, try using Red Chilli powder. While fresh chilli is usually used during cooking, adding chilli powder can give an extra punch of heat if needed. In Indian cuisine, chilli powder is a common ingredient that adds spice to dishes without overpowering them. It's best to use this ingredient in moderation to provide a sharp flavor and a red hue. You can also use Red chilli powder to create marinades for vegetables, paneer, mushrooms, chicken, mutton, fish, and tofu, or add it to bean dishes, baked corn, and casseroles.

Many people confuse Red Chilli Powder with Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, a commonly used spice in Indian kitchens. This dried and powdered red chili provides a rich flavor and spice to dishes. However, unlike regular Red Chilli Powder, Kashmiri Chilli Powder has a milder taste, making it perfect for dishes that don't require too much heat.

Nutritional Benefits of Red Chilli Powder

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Red chilli is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and proteins essential for human health. It's also rich in phytochemicals like flavonoids, alkaloids (capsaicin), and phenolics, potent antioxidants. These compounds are responsible for various biological activities that benefit the body, including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-ulcer, and anti-cancer properties. 

The anti-inflammatory effect of red chilli is due to its phenolic and flavonoid compounds. Additionally, alkaloid compounds like capsaicinoids and capsinoids, found in red chillies, may also have anti-inflammatory activities that reduce the production of inflammation-causing molecules in the body. 

Studies have shown that regular consumption of red chilli can increase body temperature and oxygen demand, resulting in weight loss and body fat oxidation. It also boosts energy expenditure and reduces hunger.

Summing Up On Red Chilli Powder

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Dry Red Chilli and Red Chilli Powder are popular spices used in Indian kitchens daily. Dry red chilli is known for its spiciness and is typically broken in half before being added to food to enhance its flavor. Roasting or frying the red chilli brings out its best taste; whole dry red chilli is perfect for tadkas. Adding dry chilli to hot oil gives the dish a beautiful aroma and flavor, and it is commonly used in South Indian recipes like Coconut Chutney and Sambhar. 

There are two types of red chilli powder: regular and Kashmiri. Regular chilli powder is spicier than Kashmiri chilli powder. If you prefer mild spiciness in your meals, Kashmiri red chilli powder is an excellent option. It's effortless to use and can be added to any savory recipe, including curry, dal, sabzi, and more. This type of chilli powder also imparts a vibrant red hue to your dishes.

We offer red chili powder that is chemical-free, additive-free, and has no preservatives. Our Alco Red Chilli Powder is an excellent option for those with dietary restrictions, as it is free from soy, dairy, and gluten. It is also suitable for vegans and those following a keto or paleo diet. We support local farmers by purchasing Whole Red Chillies from them to help them grow. 

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Is red chilli powder bad for your health?

Red chilli can cause skin and eye irritation, a burning sensation, tingling, redness, swelling, sneezing, coughing, and tear production. Handling red chilies carefully and seeking medical attention immediately if any of these symptoms occur is essential. Overeating red chili, which adds spiciness to our food, can result in heartburn or digestive issues. Excessive consumption of red chili powder can lead to serious health problems, particularly concerning the digestive system. Overindulging in red chili powder can cause mouth ulcers. While many people enjoy spicy food, consuming excessive red chili powder regularly can result in mouth blisters.

Is red chilli powder the same as chili powder? 

Regular chlili powder is made by grinding chilies while "red" chili powder is made by soaking dried chilies in vinegar and water before grinding.

What is the cost of 1 kg chili powder? 

At Alco Foods, you can find a variety of spice powders, including Red Chilli, Haldi, Dhaniya, and Kashmiri Lal Mirch. The Red Chilli Powder is priced at Rs. 700/- per kg, but we also offer more miniature packs of 500 and 250 gms.

What is the difference between Kashmiri Lal Mirch and red chili powder? 

Kashmiri chili powder is different from chili powder because it comes from Kashmiri chilies, giving a different flavor. The red chili used most often in Indian cooking provides incredible heat. You can easily find Kashmiri chili powder, Red Chilli Powder, and Red Hot Chilli Powder with us at Alco Foods.

Which red chili is best for powder?

Did you know that Guntur chilli, also known as Sannam chilli, is rich in antioxidants and can boost energy levels? It's no wonder why it's exported to various parts of the world and is considered the best red chilli powder in India. Guntur chilli has a deeper red color and packs a spicier punch. An everyday red chilli powder combines regular Kashmiri chillies and Kashmiri red chillies, which provides the perfect balance of color and spice. The traditional red chillies provide the necessary heat, while the Kashmiri red chillies give it a natural fiery red hue.