Chubby and round with a moderately high heat level, these are the best-looking chilies we’ve ever come across. We love their plump shape and rich flavor, which is similar to the tropical sweetness of habanero peppers, but with a stronger and slower heat. Try them in our Cambodian Stir-Fry Beef and Ginger with Garlic and Scallions
. You can also crumble a couple into your next batch of chili or arrabbiata pasta sauce, or try a couple for added dimension in our Ancho Chili Soup
The Mala Market—named after the term for the spicy-numbing combination of chilies and Sichuan peppercorns that defines Sichuan cooking—imports top-grade dried chilies and spices of remarkable quality. Their chilies are intensely fragrant and pliant (the sure sign of a fresh dried chili), and the spices are clear and boldly flavored. Unlike other importers, the Mala Market maintains close control over its supply chain; these chilies go straight from the agrarian Guizhou province to the packers in Chengdu.