The Bhut Jolokia (Capsicum chinense,) or Ghost Chile, named for its ghostly bite, is the hottest chile pepper in the world. Also known as the Naga Jolokia and Bih Jolokia, or poison chile pepper, it has been measured at 855,000 Scoville units up to 1,041,427 units by an Indian export company. The Bhut Jolokia is twice as hot as the Red Savina (350,000-577,000 Scoville units) and is similar looking to the Dorset Naga. When ripe, the ghost chiles are 60 mm to 85 mm long and up to 30 mm wide. They have an orange or red color. They are very similar looking to Habanero peppers, but they have a rugged skin.
Ghost Chiles are very, very, very hot. Use them sparingly, add a little to fresh salsa, sauces, chili and anything else you want to start a 10 alarm fire with.
Dried Ghost Chiles (Caution: World's Hottest Chile. Handle with care, do not get in eyes. Flush with water to relieve symptoms).
Caution: World's Hottest Chile. Handle with care, do not get in eyes. Flush with water to relieve symptoms.Rinse product first with warm water. soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate or add directly to recipe that will cook at least 10 minutes. Once rehydrated, dice or puree and add to a recipe.
Often also spelled Chile, Chilli, Chille.
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