Naga Morich

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  1. Nathan

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    Sep 11, 2014
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    The Naga Morich, closely related to the "Dorset Naga", is a chilli pepper native to North East India, and the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. It is known as the sister chilli to the Bhut Jolokia, or Ghost Chilli. The Naga Morich bears many similarities to its sister, but is genetically different. It is also one of the hottest known chilli peppers.

    Plant characteristics
    Like many varieties of the Chinense species, the Naga Morich is a small-medium shrub with large leaves, small, five-petaled flowers, and blisteringly hot fruit. It differs to the Bhut Jolokia and Bih Jolokia in that the pods are slightly smaller with a pimply ribbed texture as opposed to the smoother flesh of the other two varieties

    Culinary usage
    The Naga Morich chilli is extremely hot, but has a flavor that is quite unique. Like the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper), it has a sweet and slightly tart flavor, followed by slight undertones of woody, smoky flavors. The chili is traditionally used green by the Bangladeshis, often eaten raw as a side dish. It is well suited for BBQ and grilling due to its unique flavor profile.

    Heat [​IMG] Exceptionally hot
    Scoville scale SR: >1,000,000

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