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Green Chili Paste
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5 from 3 votes

Indian Green Chili Peppers

How to Prep & Store
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins



  • Wash the chillies under running cold water and then dry them with paper towelshe moisture and keeps them fresh longer
  • Pluck the stem off, this ensures they stay crisp for a longer duration. During this process, if you find any chillies that have brown spots, simply discard those.
  • Once you have removed the stems, store the chillies in the refrigerator in an airtight container lined with paper towels as it soaks away the moisture and keeps them fresh longer

Want the Chilis to last even longer? Make Homemade green chili paste and freeze it. 

  • Wash, dry and de-stem the chillies. Grind them in a blender or food processor with little or no water.
  • Store them in silicone trays or freezer zip lock bags. Remember to make thin layers of the chili paste so it’s easy to break off smaller pieces when needed. 
  • To use in a dish, simply break away a small portion of the frozen paste depending on your preferred spice level. Frozen chili paste not only retains the fresh flavors but also does not change its color