Here's How You Can Deseed Chillies Like A Pro!

Deeksha Sarin  |  Updated: May 22, 2018 16:51 IST

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Here's How You Can Deseed Chillies Like A Pro!
Highlights
  • What makes chilli spicy is the presence of seeds in it
  • Deseeding chillies can reduce their spice quotient to a great extent
  • To get rid of its pungency, it is important to deseed the chillies
There is no denying the fact that adding a little spice to any dish can enhance its flavour and aroma to a great extent. However, there can be times when the dish can get, too, spicy on your palate, making it all the way more difficult for you to enjoy the culinary experience. In such cases, it gets imperative to reduce the heat from the chilli. To do the same, it is essential to deseed it properly so as to get rid of its pungency. What makes the chilli spicy is the presence of seeds in it. Since seeds are the hottest part, deseeding them can reduce its spice quotient to a considerable extent. So, here are few easy steps with which you can deseed chillies like a pro. Read on to know more about them.

Split The Chilli 

The very first step is to split the chilli in two halves. Splitting the chilli in halves will allow you to remove the seeds seamlessly. Place it on a clean surface and hold the stem firmly with your fingertips. Now, with a help of a small sharp knife, carefully split the chilli length-ways.
 
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The very first step is to split the chilli in two halves


Scrape Out The SeedsScraping out seeds is the crucial part of deseeding. On the chopping board, hold the stalk end steady and use a teaspoon to scrape out the seeds. You can also do this using a knife. However, make sure you are wearing gloves in order to protect your hands. You can customise here by leaving a few seeds in, if you wish to retain a little spiciness

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(Also Read: Green Chilli Seed Benefits: Here's Why You Should Add Spice To Your Food​)
 
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Scraping out seeds is the crucial part of deseeding


Chop/Slice The Chilli

Once the deseeding part is over, remove the membrane (if any) and thinly slice or chop the chilli as per your preference. This easy way of deseeding will not take much of your time and effort. Just do it with the right technique and say bye-bye to extra spicy dishes.
 
deseed chilli

Once the deseeding part is over, remove the membrane and thinly slice or chop the chilli


Note: Do not forget to wash your hands afterwards and avoid touching your eyes.

CommentsThis easy method of deseeding chillies can come quite handy while preparing dishes for picky eaters at home. So, the next time you try your hands at different delicacies and wish to indulge in some mildly flavoured food, do not forget to deseed the chillies before adding them to your dish.
 

About Deeksha SarinAn eccentric foodie and a die-hard falooda lover, Deeksha loves riding scooty in search of good street food! A piping hot cup of adrak wali chai can make her day bright and shiny!

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