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Title: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: tempest63 on January 03, 2010, 09:21 AM
Does anyone know where I cam lay my hand on some Kashmiri chilli seeds? I thought I would like to give them a go this year.

T63
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: fridgedoc on March 29, 2010, 10:50 PM
Hi Tempest

I have grown chilli plants from dried chillies so pop along o your local Indian shop and buy some dried chillies......simples tskkkkk!!!!

regards

fridgedoc
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: goncalo on March 04, 2013, 05:05 PM
Hi Tempest

I have grown chilli plants from dried chillies so pop along o your local Indian shop and buy some dried chillies......simples tskkkkk!!!!

regards

fridgedoc

Could you please clarify?

I too would like to grow kashmiri chillies, but I can't seem to source fresh or dried ones locally... I've picked something that looked like, but I can't tell for sure -- it was the chinese emporium. Color-wise and shape-wise they are similar. Is there anything you can do to differentiate?
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: Salvador Dhali on March 04, 2013, 06:15 PM
Hi Tempest

I have grown chilli plants from dried chillies so pop along o your local Indian shop and buy some dried chillies......simples tskkkkk!!!!

regards

fridgedoc

Could you please clarify?

I too would like to grow kashmiri chillies, but I can't seem to source fresh or dried ones locally... I've picked something that looked like, but I can't tell for sure -- it was the chinese emporium. Color-wise and shape-wise they are similar. Is there anything you can do to differentiate?

Kashmiri chillies are very distinctive in both dry and fresh form (though I've never seen them for sale fresh). When dried they have a particulalry gnarly appearance:

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/a6d61666bebdc88775d1bb5432807d54.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#a6d61666bebdc88775d1bb5432807d54.jpg)

Thy're dead easy to grow from seed harvested from dried Kashmiris, and you can get hold of them from most Asian supermarkets/shops or online at various places: http://www.spicesofindia.co.uk/acatalog/Fudco-Kashmiri-Chilli-Peppers-Whole.html (http://www.spicesofindia.co.uk/acatalog/Fudco-Kashmiri-Chilli-Peppers-Whole.html)

Here's what they look like fresh (the Kashmiris are the long green ones in the middle and edge, and they're green as they were the last of my harvest last year before the cold weather set in. A few days on the window sill and they ripen nicely to a gorgeous deep red):

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/b2f2da1f4a3c1cd8c1efe21038a4922c.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#b2f2da1f4a3c1cd8c1efe21038a4922c.jpg)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: goncalo on March 04, 2013, 08:49 PM
Hi Tempest

I have grown chilli plants from dried chillies so pop along o your local Indian shop and buy some dried chillies......simples tskkkkk!!!!

regards

fridgedoc

Could you please clarify?

I too would like to grow kashmiri chillies, but I can't seem to source fresh or dried ones locally... I've picked something that looked like, but I can't tell for sure -- it was the chinese emporium. Color-wise and shape-wise they are similar. Is there anything you can do to differentiate?

Kashmiri chillies are very distinctive in both dry and fresh form (though I've never seen them for sale fresh). When dried they have a particulalry gnarly appearance:

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/a6d61666bebdc88775d1bb5432807d54.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#a6d61666bebdc88775d1bb5432807d54.jpg)

Thy're dead easy to grow from seed harvested from dried Kashmiris, and you can get hold of them from most Asian supermarkets/shops or online at various places: http://www.spicesofindia.co.uk/acatalog/Fudco-Kashmiri-Chilli-Peppers-Whole.html (http://www.spicesofindia.co.uk/acatalog/Fudco-Kashmiri-Chilli-Peppers-Whole.html)

Here's what they look like fresh (the Kashmiris are the long green ones in the middle and edge, and they're green as they were the last of my harvest last year before the cold weather set in. A few days on the window sill and they ripen nicely to a gorgeous deep red):

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/b2f2da1f4a3c1cd8c1efe21038a4922c.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#b2f2da1f4a3c1cd8c1efe21038a4922c.jpg)

Wow, Thanks Salvador!

I have those green chillies in my fridge, so I'm a little surprised no one in the asian stores ever knows that they are kashmiri. One time, I was talking directly to a supplier of the asian store who himself was from kashmir and he couldn't recognize them and they had those green ones in the store. I presume kashmiri may just be the name used in the asian grocers in britain?
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: Garabi Army on March 04, 2013, 09:20 PM
I've sown some of these seeds today using Chris's method http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php/topic,11647.0.html (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php/topic,11647.0.html) I always thought you needed to use fresh seeds.
I got my Kashmiri chillies from Spices of India, there's loads of seeds when you open them up. I really hope this method works as I love the flavour of Kashmiri's.

Cheers,
Ken
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on March 04, 2013, 09:43 PM
I presume Kashmiri may just be the name used in the Asian grocers in Britain?

Quite possibly.  Certainly Dr J S Pruthi makes no mention of the term in his 1973 "Spices and Condiments".  However, one thing that he does report may well bear on the reputation of Kashmiri chillies as being both an intense, saturated, red and at the same time relatively mild : "Recently, successful attempts have been made at the IARI, New Delhi, to obtain induced chilli mutants containing high pungency or capsaicin content but low carotenoid pigments that are also high-yielding.  This will facilitate the extraction of capsaicin from such yellow or cream-coloured chillies since otherwise red pigments do interfere and delay its extraction".

** Phil.
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: goncalo on March 04, 2013, 10:14 PM
Thanks Phil and Garabi Army!

I'm gonna follow that method too! my plan is to grow coriander, kashmiri chillies and peppers, but I'll start with the kashmiri chillies :-)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: markh3565 on March 04, 2013, 10:32 PM
I've got loads of Kashmiri seeds PM me your address and I'll pop a handful in the post, grew a load last year and dried a big bag full.

They defo grow from dried seeds as thats how I started my first batch

Anyhow I've not posted for months, just too busy at work you know how it goes.

Cheers

Mark
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: StoneCut on March 05, 2013, 09:52 AM
I've got loads of Kashmiri seeds PM me your address and I'll pop a handful in the post, grew a load last year and dried a big bag full.

They defo grow from dried seeds as thats how I started my first batch

Anyhow I've not posted for months, just too busy at work you know how it goes.

Cheers

Mark
Would you send some to Germany ? I can return the favour with some of our local specialties (anything customs allows).
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on March 05, 2013, 10:10 AM
Would you send some to Germany ? I can return the favour with some of our local specialties (anything customs allows).

I can strongly recommend Jägersoße (Corbell or Maggi) if you don't know what to ask for, and/or Steinpilzen !
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: markh3565 on March 05, 2013, 06:08 PM

Would you send some to Germany ? I can return the favour with some of our local specialties (anything customs allows).
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Hi Stonecut

Yeah happy to send some to Germany ;D

I'll look into it tomorrow when I pop down the post office, let you know if customs allow it :-X :-X
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: StoneCut on March 06, 2013, 01:34 PM
Excellent, markh3563. I'm looking forward to your reply.
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: markh3565 on March 06, 2013, 07:14 PM
Hi Stonecut

PM me your address and I'll send some over, post office just changed hands so didn't really know if custom would bulk at it so going to send it anyway
Cheers M
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: StoneCut on March 07, 2013, 04:22 PM
Done, thank you very much!
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: h4ppy-chris on March 08, 2013, 11:56 AM
BIG thanks Mark, got the seeds today.  :) :) ;)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: markh3565 on March 08, 2013, 09:08 PM
BIG thanks Mark, got the seeds today.  :) :) ;)

No worries, put them on a damp piece of loo roll in a T/A container with the lid on and leave in a warm place with sun light - will start to germinate in a week or so then transfer to a small pot of compost - keep us posted
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: h4ppy-chris on March 09, 2013, 11:24 AM
BIG thanks Mark, got the seeds today.  :) :) ;)

No worries, put them on a damp piece of loo roll in a T/A container with the lid on and leave in a warm place with sun light - will start to germinate in a week or so then transfer to a small pot of compost - keep us posted

Will do Mark. Going to use hydroponics.  ;)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: goncalo on March 13, 2013, 09:41 PM
thanks Mark, I've received your package with the seeds. I must start researching how to use them :-)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: h4ppy-chris on March 15, 2013, 04:46 PM
1st seed pop its head though today Mark.  :) how do you dry your chillis out Mark?
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: markh3565 on March 15, 2013, 07:53 PM
1st seed pop its head though today Mark.  :) how do you dry your chillis out Mark?

Happy days - above the Aga 8) 8)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: StoneCut on March 18, 2013, 10:08 AM
Mark, did you send some to me ? So far nothing has arrived.
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on March 18, 2013, 10:24 AM
Mark, did you send some to me ? So far nothing has arrived.

Currently being subjected to a forensic examination by a joint operation consisting of members of the Bundespolizei, the TSA and a hand-picked team of Zoll- und Steuerbeamteren :)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: commis on March 18, 2013, 05:55 PM
Hi
Got mine thanks, sharing them with my brother. He's the one with the green fingers. Then I'll save the seeds and share on.
Regards
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: markh3565 on March 18, 2013, 08:45 PM
Mark, did you send some to me ? So far nothing has arrived.

Hi StoneCut - yeah sent them at the same time as I posted Commis's

Hang in there for a couple of days if nothing shows I'll send some more!!!
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: markh3565 on March 18, 2013, 08:46 PM
Mark, did you send some to me ? So far nothing has arrived.

Currently being subjected to a forensic examination by a joint operation consisting of members of the Bundespolizei, the TSA and a hand-picked team of Zoll- und Steuerbeamteren :)

Think you might be onto something there!!!
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: StoneCut on March 19, 2013, 01:23 PM
Haha, thanks Mark. I'll be expecting the blue lights as I turn into our street later, then ;)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: markh3565 on March 19, 2013, 09:08 PM
Haha, thanks Mark. I'll be expecting the blue lights as I turn into our street later, then ;)

No worries glad they arrived safely - keep us posted on progress 8) 8)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: StoneCut on March 20, 2013, 08:21 AM
They're not there yet. I was referring to german customs probably not knowing what type of seeds they are and was expecting a raid at home (thinking they're some Killer-Marijuana or whatever they might think it is). But - no seeds yet.
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: goncalo on March 20, 2013, 10:20 AM
They're not there yet. I was referring to german customs probably not knowing what type of seeds they are and was expecting a raid at home (thinking they're some Killer-Marijuana or whatever they might think it is). But - no seeds yet.

I wonder if kashmiri chillies are smokeable?
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: spiceyokooko on March 20, 2013, 10:54 AM
I wonder if kashmiri chillies are smokeable?

I would think so yes, but I'd question why you'd want to. Just get some smoked paprika, it will do essentially the same thing.

Chipotle is basically just smoked dried jalapeno's.
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on March 20, 2013, 10:58 AM
I wonder if kashmiri chillies are smokeable?

I would think so yes, but I'd question why you'd want to. Just get some smoked paprika, it will do essentially the same thing.  Chipotle is basically just smoked dried jalapeno's.

"Smokable" : capable of being inserted into a cigarette paper, pipe,  hookah, etc., then lit and inhaled. Don't even think of it : I once accidentally burned ground chillies in a little cottage called Tiplog near Ambleside in the Lake District.  The fumes are beyond belief, and I think it took almost half an hour before I could breathe normally again.

** Phil.
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: goncalo on March 20, 2013, 11:34 AM
Sorry guys, I should have added the (http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/50265_263510054624_1616583_q.jpg) (http://www.sarcmark.com) at the end of my phrase... :)
Title: Re: Kashmiri chillies
Post by: StoneCut on March 20, 2013, 07:04 PM
Many thanks, Mark. When I arrived home today there was a nice little plastic bag with the seeds waiting for me :)