Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chile Powder
Yes, it’s the real deal. Confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007 as the hottest pepper in the world, the Ghost Chile Peper (Bhut Jolokia) has a Scoville rating of just over 1 million units. This is twice as hot as the previous record holder at that time, the Red Savina. This chile is also known as Bih Jolokia, Borbih, Dorset Naga, Ghost Pepper, Mirch, Mircha, Naga Morich, Naga Moresh Nagahari, Raja Chilli, Raja Mircha, and Tezpur.
Ghost chile powder is all about heat! However, if you can get past the heat you’ll notice a balanced, slightly fruity flavor. Try using in place of other chile powder in recipes, but remember that it us up to 5 times hotter than habanero!
Use extreme caution when working with these chiles!
Wear protective gloves and a breathing mask; wash all utensils and work spaces thoroughly with soap and water when finished.
Flavor of Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chile Powder
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) Chile Powder
Add heat where wanted, but use extreme caution when working with this chile powder. Wear protective gloves and a breathing mask and wash utensils and work spaces with soap and water.
Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) Chile Powder Recipe
For 2-3 T of mix: Blend 1 T mild chili powder with 1 t smoked paprika, ground cumin, and dried onion, 1/4 t of ghost chile powder and dried garlic