Spice: Ground Ancho chillies
Ancho chillies are the dried form of the poblano chilli and are one of the most commonly used chillies in Mexico. They are similar to the Mulato chilli but because that are harvested earlier they are sweeter in taste. They have an aroma of dried fruit like prunes or raisins and a flavour profile that can be best described as smoky and fruity with an almost chocolaty taste that adds a mild heat and rich flavour to your cooking.
Along with mulato and pasilla chillies ancho chilli is a key ingredient in the Mexican dish mole poblano. Use in chilli sauces, stir frys, rubs, marinades, stews and soups.
Scoville heat rating: 1000 – 2000 (mild)
Product of Mexico