[CH] availability of Goan "Kashmiri" chiles

Brent Thompson (brent@hplbct.hpl.hp.com)
Fri, 15 May 1998 16:02:59 -0700

Anybody going to Goa?  I need seeds from Goa of "Kashmiri" chiles.  Anybody
already growing this variety?

My cookbooks say this type is relatively mild, relatively large, and
confers good chile flavor and strong red color to preparations containing
them.  Once in Goa I had seen something (a sauce put onto fish) that was
amazingly blazingly red (and very delicious), and now long after when I've
finally come across a recipe I believe is for that very sauce, I realize it
was so brilliantly red because a variety of chiles exists they call
"Kashmiri", that preparation contained them, and it was probably the only
significant colorant.  So, now that I'm a believer "Kashmiri" chiles are a
desirable thing, of course I need seeds.

 ---   Brent