Red Chilli Flakes, Dried and Crushed Red Chillies
Red chilli flakes is a spice which comes from a mild red chilli. Dried and crushed red chilli flakes have a pungent and smoky flavour, gives true taste and bright red colour. This is made from small, round, intensely flavoured and sweet-fleshed chillies that are sun-dried and hand ground. The rich colour of flakes enhances the visual appeal of foods.
Dried and crushed red chillies go well with just about any savoury food, including vegetable curries, stews, creamy sauces, pastas, pizza, in tomato dishes and salads. For most recipes, the chilli flakes is added near the end of the cooking process, because heat diminishes both the colour and flavour. Sprinkle it on potatoes or homemade fries. Chilli flakes is useful as a simple garnish for almost any savoury dish. Combine it with butter, margarine, or oil for a quick baste for fish or poultry. Red chilli flakes can also be mixed with bread crumbs before sprinkling them over casseroles or vegetables.