How To Dry Red Chilies


Homemade Dried Red Chilies are the simplest of the DIY. Really! Take your green chilies which are showing signs of turning red and just store them in a dark corner and let the time do its work!

More homemade simple ideas are – homemade cake flour, homemade dried mint, homemade cumin powder.

Dry Red Chillies | How To

All you have to do is select the green chilies with a slight red tinge, wash and dry them, and leave them in a dark corner of your kitchen to dry out.

Dry Red Chillies | How To

Within 2-3 days you will see them change color from green to red/ orange.

Dry Red Chillies | How To

You need to let them dry till the water content is lost, otherwise, it will get mold as soon as you store them.

Dry Red Chillies | How To

They also dry well in the sun but they may turn black very quickly. So keep an eye.

Dry Red Chillies | How To

Wasn’t it easy-peasy!

How To Dry Red Chilies

DIY Red chilies at home. It is so simple to dry them at home.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Quick & Easy


  • green chilies


  • When buying green chilies, select chilies which have started turning just a wee bit red around the mouth or any other part.
  • Place them in a dark corner of the kitchen.
  • After a few days, you will notice that the whole chili has turned red and has wrinkled. It means that you are on right track.
  • Just be patient and allow some more days of sunlight till it totally looses water content and become dry. Once it reaches this stage, remove and store in an airtight container in a clean and dry place.


You can dry the chilies in shade or kitchen also if there is no sunlight. It may take a little longer.

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