The Bhut Jolokia (a.k.a. Naga Jolokia or Ghost) was the first chilli to be measured at over 1 million Scoville units - the first of the 'super' chillies. At that heat rating, they are 4 times hotter than the average Habanero or Scotch Bonnet but with the same fruity flavour.
Please note: these chillies are imported by us from Assam, India.
These chillies are very, very hot. We recommend taking precautions when handling them: avoid contact with eyes, wear gloves at all times when handling and wear a dust/vapour mask if you are grinding or rehydrating and reducing to a paste. See our Chilli Handling kit on our gifts page.
Being three times hotter than an Orange Habanero, our suggestion for cooking with these chillies is to use a small amount to start with.
If you want to try these chillies as a sauce, please see the Bhut Jolokia sauce.
Must be cooked before eating.
1kg Bag (about 7 pods). Heat: 10/10.