Ghost Chilies (also called “Bhut Jolokia” in the parts of India where they’re cultivated) are among the hottest, most potent chilies on the planet. These dried, whole chilies make storing and using this pungent ingredient economical. Treat Ghost Chilies the way you would good wine: a little is just fine, while a lot will leave you suffering. The heat ranges from 350,000 to 550,000 on the Scoville scale.
Always wear gloves when handling Ghost Chilies and wash your hands thoroughly afterward!