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'Bhut jolokia is the world's hottest chilli

New Delhi: We all remember it. The moms and the aita’s used to talk about it in the kitchen. “Bhut jolokia or 'ghost chillies' of Tezpur figure has found a mention in the Time Magazine's latest issue as the world's hottest chilli.
The magazine's cover story that takes a look at the culinary specialities and peculiarities around the world has zeroed in on the burnt orange pods, developed in a military laboratory in Tezpur, as packing the deadliest punch.

The article on 'Global Warming' notes that the bhut jolokia, also called the Naga chilli, carries the sort of heat that one normally would find only in the hottest chilli sauces made from pure pepper extract.

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Dr Dipali Majumder's picture

As you have mentioned that Naga -Chili is developed at DRL , Tezpur , rather it has been tested there and claimed for the first time that it is the world's hottest chili. Finally New Maxico state University( Chile Pepper Institute ) brought it into lime light.
Dhruba's picture

The BHUT of Bhut Jalakia is not GHOST. It is actually BHOOT meaning Hill Peaple of North, specifically the people of present day Arunachal Pradesh. And the name Naga Chili is seldom used.
Baba's picture

In tezpur we call it "Bih Jalokia".....everybody says it this way....
sonjoy's picture

Bhut jolokia/naga jolokia is the future crop of the north east. We are doing commercial bhut jolokia cultivation at various site of Assam.
raghib's picture

it is really pride for the people of north east but it is the time for concern authority to make this bhut jolokia patent.
popy's picture

BHUT of bhut jolokia meaning ghost (READERS DIGEST)??.. A BIT CONFUSING. Anyway this is one of the profitable crop for our farmers. ASSAM BHOOT JOLOKIA should get GSI.
Chang's picture

I had once and my *** was burning in the morning..ahhhhhh.. You know what :))


Where I will get the seeds of this variety of chilli?
tridiv mahanta's picture

We have availability of BHUT JOLOKIA and it's seeds with us.In need you can contact this e-mail address.
Patricia Pamela Bhole's picture

Need to purchase some of this : BHUT JOLOKIA A small quantity..... 250 gms
Rupam's picture

We should immediately apply for GI or else we will lose. This is an indigeneous product and only Assam should benifit. We should encourage only son of soil Assamese growers, promoters and buyers. Same with Joha.
Manivannan's picture

I need BHUT JOLOKIA in green, I am in Tamilnadu.I need in bulk qty.
H.K.SARMMAH's picture

when I was Sr.Manager of a Tea garden in upper assam I used the pickle of bhoot jolokia rather the oil to deter Green leaf theives (which was a menacein upper Assam gardens)on my own way and got the tittle "Jolokia sahab" from the villegers.Stil we are growing in our kitchen garden and best use the pickle during summer.
Shakti's picture

I was at TGIF last eve & had my first opportunity to taste Red JOLOKIA Paste on my chicken wings, though it won me a free pint but I am definitely not going to repeat that. However would like to try out green Jolokia sometime.

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