Jwala Finger Hot Pepper

Jwala Finger Hot Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

20000 – 30000

Jwala is the most popular hot pepper grown and used in various spicy foods in India. This variety is also often called as Finger Hot Indian Pepper. The word “Jwala” means “Volcano” in Hindi, and they are commonly found in the Gujarat region of India. The long, slender fruit are wrinkled, and about as long as a finger. They start out light green and then turn red when fully mature. They dry well and are good for making into powder.

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