The beautiful pristine white flower in the featured  image is the flower of a spice which is a must have in Indian Cuisine.

Have a look at the complete cycle from a pretty white bud to a fiery spice ( the fruit)

the full cycle
Can you spot THE GREEN SPICE ? 

The flowers and the fruit look at the Earth and not the Sun.

To find even a single flower to face the camera in this vast field of Green Chilies was a task indeed. All were drooping downwards.

The flowers droop  like little white bells and the fruit, the green chilies, look downwards as well.

the plant
The plant 

Hari Mirch ( Hindi), Green Chilies ( English) , Capsicum frutescens ( Scientific Name) are now an inseparable part of Indian Cuisine.

Hard to imagine that this plant is not native to the Indian subcontinent but has come from far away lands of Mexico and Peru in the American continent.

green chillis
Green Chilies

The  desert wastelands  of Rajasthan are now green due to the introduction of water and have transformed  into Fruit orchards and vegetable Farms.( do read earlier blogs like  THE DESERT BLOOMS and THE GREEN DESERT).

Green Chilies are consumed in India as vegetables and are a great source of Vitamin C as well.

India is today the largest producer, exporter and consumer of this alien spice .

500 years and things sure have transformed for this GREEN SPICE.


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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

13 thoughts on “GREEN SPICE”

  1. oh, I grow green and red varieties. And just a small portion of some of them can really set one on fire! Got the seeds from a friend in Austria, but the chillies still do well here in Berlin.

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