Dried spicy red chilies are grounded to make chili powder. It is very hot and is commonly used in may Nepalese and Indian cuisine.
Chili powder can be used whole in curries and almost any other kind cuisine, as the flavour seeps out and flavours the food. A variety of ground chilies are available to be used in a wide range of curries, sauces, pickles, chutneys and pastes.
Aside from their eye-opening rich flavour, perhaps the most surprising feature of chile peppers is their vitamin C content. Though we don't eat chili peppers in large quantities, the amount of vitamin C is still significant.
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