Red chilli paste is a good alternative to keep as they are not available all year round. This paste is spicy, hot and very appealing. The red chillies are washed, cleaned, chopped into fine pieces and grounded with lemon juice, salt, little sugar and cumin seeds. Grind it all in a blender till smooth.
One can even grind it coarsely if a recipe call for the same. Chillies are one of the largest traded spice in the international market. Chillies are also known as Red Chillies, Capsicum, Paprika depending on the species and variety.
This spice is extensively used for food flavoring and coloring and also for certain medicinal properties. Red Chillies are available in a number of varieties, colors and fragrances.