Yes, it’s the real deal. Confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the world in 2007. The Ghost Chile Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) has a Scoville rating of just over 1 million units. This is twice as hot as the previous record holder, the Red Savina. This chile is also known as Bih Jolokia, Borbih, Dorset Naga, Mirch, Mircha, Naga Morich, Naga Moresh Nagahari, Raja Chilli, Raja Mircha and Tezpur. These chiles are light, and there are approximately 9 peppers in 1/4 oz.
The Ghost Chile is all about heat, however, once you get past the heat you'll notice a balanced, slightly fruity flavor. Try using them to add heat where wanted, but remember that they are potentially 5 times hotter than many habaneros. Use extreme caution when working with these chiles. Wear protective gloves and wash all utensils and work spaces thoroughly with soap and water when finished.
Flavor of Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chiles
Confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the world in 2007, these chiles are intensely hot.
Uses of Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chiles
Add heat where wanted, but use extreme caution. Wear gloves and wash utensils and work spaces with soap and water. Soak in hot water for 20 minutes to rehydrate.
Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chiles Recipe
For 6-7 T of mix: Toast 1 stemless chile until aromatic (2-4 minutes), stirring constantly. Grind then mix 1/4 t with 2 T kosher salt and brown sugar, 1 1/2 t ground mustard, pepper, ginger, and mild chili powder