Boriya mirch is a small, round, hot chilli pepper that is prized for the hot, burning sensation that it produces in the mouth when consumed. Its name is a Spanish word for “small bell” or “rattle”. The pepper, when dried makes a rattling noise and as such can be used to make music. The plant can grow to more than 1 meter and grows in the wild on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Boriya mirch are bright to dark red large round chiles. When dried, their skin turns a translucent red-brown color and their seeds rattle inside. It is very commonly added to Dal or Kadhi, Dal Dhokli or Vegetable dishes. It is a very hot pepper and should be used sparingly.
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