The dried seed pods of a variety of capsicum widely cultivated in the tropics.
Chillies, particularly the seeds, are very hot and should be handled with caution.
They are used in Indian cooking, both in the whole state as well as crushed or ground (see entry for Chilli Ground).
If used whole, the Chilli is usually removed before eating.
Chilli is included in Pickling Spice (see separate entry).