Whole Dried Red Chillies are medium hot, added to hot oil and fried they turn dark in colour and give a lovely flavour to the dish. You will get a hotter flavour if you chop the chillies, releasing the seeds. Popular in hot tarka dishes and thai curry dishes. These Red Chillies will impart a wonderful deep red colour into your Indian/Thai/Oriental without adding too much heat. They are in demand for their gorgeous colouring characteristics and their mild heat. The traditional preparation of these whole dried chillies are to soak them in water then ground into a paste before adding to a dish.