Pakistan is one of the major red chilli pepper importing countries in the world. There are many varieties of red chilli pepper grown across the country. Each of these varieties differs from each other in pungency and color. The naga jolokia and the birds eye chillies are among the hottest chillies in the world and the bydagi chillies are known for their bright red color. Please refer to the pungency and color value chart for comparison of the different varieties of red chilli peppers.

Red chilli peppers are mostly consumed as a whole or in powdered or flaked form. The red chilli paste is also many a chefs’ loyal companion in the kitchen.