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Dried White Chilli Recipe

Prep Time5 d
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Bhutanese
Keyword: how to make white dried chilli, white chilli recipe, white dried chilli recipe


  • 500 gm Green Chilli
  • 2 litre Water


  • In a pot or skillet, pour in water and bring it to the boil.
  • Meantime, rinse the green chillies if necessary.
  • Once the water is thoroughly boiled, turn the flame to low throw green chillies into it.
  • Then, with the help of strainer ladle, keep mixing chillies in the water for a maximum of 2-3 minutes or until you notice dark green chilli colour changes to light green colour. 
  • Now, take out the chillies and drop onto any strainer container toremove any excess water.
  • Then transfer it onto any flat surface container, spread out evenly, andkeep under the sun until its completely white and dry.
  • Its drying average time is for 2-3 weeks minimum, but it also depends upon the heat of the sun stronger the heat faster it dries and vice versa.
  • Once its dry, you could use them anywhere in cooking. You can make ema datshi, put it in Kewa datshi, saag datshi and so on.


  • Make sure you do not want to boil the chillies instead of blanch them.
  • The material you could use for drying the chillies are, any flat surface like tray or wire mesh food dryer will work if the quantity of the chillies is less, otherwise, if it is in bulk quantity drying them on a huge plastic sheet or directly on the house roof do the thing.
  • Make sure to keep them away from rains, otherwise instead of drying it will get rotten.
  • If you want to make dry chillies in bulk then obviously, you will need a large pot and enough amount of water to blanch the chillies.