Dried Whole Chili
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There are several types of dried chili peppers available in Thailand. The size indicates the intensity of the heat; the smaller the hotter. The chilies are sun-dried.
In Thai cooking, the larger dried whole chilis are a key ingredient in curry pastes. The whole chilis are soaked and the seeds are removed to avoid excessive the heat. Without the seeds, the chilis are pounded along with other spices to give a wonderful flavor and color.
Many different dried chili peppers are avaiable at Hispanic markets.