The Portuguese introduced chilis to India nearly 400 years ago but India’s diverse agriculture allowed India to grow an empire out of this South American fruit and make it their own.
Chili has been a crucial part of Indian cooking and is grown all over the country; it has acquired global popularity due to its distinct characteristics like flavor and pungency. Among which would be the Bhut Jolokia from Assam which is said to be twice as hot as the Mexican Red Savina and scores 1,041,427 units on the Scoville scale.
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