Chilli pepper pods are the fiery hot offerings from the berry family. Fresh Chilies are usually dried to preserve them for long periods of time. The most common use of dried chilies is in the powder form. Kashmiri Chilli Powder has a characteristic deep rich red colour and is considerably milder than the regular Chilli powder. Chilli powder is commonly used in Indian cuisine to make foods spicier. Used in moderation it adds a lovely red glow and a sharp hot heat to dishes. It adds a wonderful spicy touch to tomato-based sauces.