Top 5 Hottest Chili of North East India

Bhut Jolokia is the hottest chilli in the world, Found in North East Indian state of Assam, followed by Naga King Chillies. There are many variety of chillies found in North East Indian states such as Krishna Jolokia Chili, Mizo Chilli or bird’s eye chilli and Sohmynken Bhot.

Bhut Jolokia, Assam


Bhut Jolokia of Assam also known as ghost pepper cultivated in Northeast India, Also certified that the ghost pepper was the world’s hottest chili pepper.

Naga King Chilli, Nagaland

Nagaland King Chillies are also known ghost chilli, ghost pepper or king cobra chilli, The chili is called naga jolokia in Nagaland. The name is most common in other regions like in Assam and Manipur.

Hathei Chilli, Manipur

Hathei Chilli of Manipur is cultivated under the jhum system and this chilli variety awarded the GI Tag, Geographical Tag with Tamenglong orange. These chillies are known for unique flavour and colour.

Dalle Khursani, Sikkim

Dalle Khursani or red cherry pepper chilli, primarily cultivated in Sikkim, and Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Indian state of Sikkim received a Geographic Indication (GI) tag for the pepper.

Mizo Chilli, Mizoram


Bird’s eye chilli from Mizoram has been GI Tagged and known for its flavour, name from the bird’s eye like appearance.

Sirarakhong chilli are the longest chillies from Sirarakhong village of Manipur, over 9 inches in length and known for unique red color and hot taste. These long chillies also gets GI Tag along with Tamenglong mandarin orange of Manipur.

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