Dried Chillies





These chillies pack a punch! They are widely used in the tarka infusion process where they are tempered in hot oil to flavour it before adding other ingredients such as onions, vegetables or lentils.  Using the whole chillies in this process is designed to give a very subtle heat to the dish where the chillies can be removed at the end of the cooking process or served in the dish as a garnish.

Sourced form The Guntar region in South East India.

Sold in a foil lined pouch to keep the fresher for longer -Net weight- 15g

Unlocking the Heat: The Nutritional Powerhouse of Dried Chillies

A Fiery Addition to Your Kitchen Arsenal

The unsung heroes of the spice rack, pack a punch not only in taste but also in nutritional value. These fiery little wonders are not just about adding heat to your dishes; they bring a plethora of health benefits to the table.

Spice Up Your Health

Incorporating dried chillies into your cooking provides a generous dose of essential vitamins and minerals. Packed with vitamin C, dried chillies contribute to a robust immune system, helping you ward off illnesses. Just a small serving can supply up to 143% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A, crucial for maintaining healthy vision and skin.

Boosting Metabolism

Research suggests that capsaicin, the active compound responsible for the heat in chillies, can rev up your metabolism. By increasing thermogenesis and fat oxidation, dried chillies may aid in weight management. Studies indicate that consuming capsaicin-rich foods can temporarily boost metabolism by up to 8%, aiding in calorie burning.

Heart Health in a Pod

Regular consumption of dried chillies has been linked to improved heart health. Capsaicin has shown potential in reducing bad cholesterol levels while increasing good cholesterol levels, promoting cardiovascular well-being. Additionally, the potassium content in dried chillies helps regulate blood pressure, reducing the risk of hypertension and related heart issues.

Culinary Versatility

Beyond their nutritional benefits, dried chillies add depth and complexity to a wide range of dishes. From curries to stews, soups to marinades, their intense flavour elevates any culinary creation. With just a pinch, you can transform an ordinary meal into a taste sensation.

In Conclusion

Dried chillies aren’t just a spice; they’re a nutritional powerhouse waiting to be unleashed in your kitchen. With their ability to spice up your health, boost metabolism, and enhance culinary delights, these fiery gems deserve a prime spot in your pantry. So go ahead, sprinkle, simmer, and savour the nutritional benefits of dried chillies in your next culinary adventure.

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Faqs (16)

Can I bring a spectator with me?

I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day?

You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you use in our classes, as well as a variety of spices.

I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?

We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please notify us of your dietary requirements within 24 hours of booking. Please email us cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course at least 28 days prior to the class. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking for your health and well being.

I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me?

All courses are suitable for all levels as the classes are based more specifically on the cuisine rather than skill. The Chef will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills. If you are an experienced cook, you may particularly enjoy our Advanced classes. Please contact us if you would like further guidance.

I can’t handle spicy food; will your classes be too hot for me?

In our cookery classes, you get to make your own food to suit your own palate, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste, as spicy or as not spicy as you’d like.

I’m a complete beginner, what class should I do?

Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, our beginner’s cookery class would be the one for you.

I’m gluten intolerant, what classes can I attend?

Our Indian, Thai, and Nutritional classes can be easily altered and tailored to suit a gluten free diet. Please just ensure you make us aware of this at the time of booking.

If I purchase this cookery class voucher can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?

Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.

Is lunch provided in this class?

Yes, lunch is provided (and cooked by you!). If you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?

Yes, you will need to bring some Tupperware/plastic containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.

Is there parking available on site?

Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?

Anyone from the age of 13+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help.

What should I wear/take with me to the course?

Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). We will provide you with everything you need for the day, all we ask for you to bring are tupperware containers.

Will I eat the food I make?

There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participants sit down together for lunch to enjoy the food they have made in the morning, and will be able to take home the food you make in the afternoon to share with family or friends.

Will I have food left over to take home with me?

Yes! On most of our classes, you will be able to take a selection of the delicious food you have made home with you. This does not apply to the half day Indian class.

Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?

Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.

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