How to store green chillies for a long time | Storing Chillies ~ Useful Kitchen Tips & Tricks

by anamika on February 7, 2013

in Kitchen Tips & Tricks

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How to store green chillies for a long time ~ Tips & Tricks

While picking up my veggies I always tend to buy loads of greens which includes green chillies too. I use green chillies for making┬áchutney’s┬áand also use these┬áin my regular cooking. Green chillies are something that I would want to have in my kitchen forever.

Earlier I use to face a lot of problem with my green chillies as they would spoil in 2 -3 days and I was just unable to store them for long. Then I found out this trick and it really worked well for me.



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Green chillies have bacteria around the stem which┬áleads to an early spoilage.To avoid my green chillies from spoiling , I remove the steam┬áone by one without washing them (you can pluck the stem gently with hand also and ensure you don’t┬áover pull it, you should be able to see the whiter part underneath). I just clean them with the kitchen napkin that’s┬áit. After removing the steam I store these in an air┬átight plastic┬ábox┬á or in a ziplock bag.

My green chillies remain in good condition without spoiling for about 2 weeks or more in the refrigerator.

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Try this to believe it, it surely works :)!!!!

Happy Cooking!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachna February 8, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Does it work for cut chillies too. I like to store finely chopped green chillies but find them turning black soon.


madcookingfusions February 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM

No Rachna, chopped green chillies will turn black if stored. This tip works well when we plan to store chillies for a longer duration without chopping them…


Isabella February 8, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Thank you so much for sharing! I am Italian girl who recently married an Indian guy and we moved to Mumbai… I’m trying to learn how to use all these new food items that are available here and green chilies have been one of my main troubles :P

I really like your blog, it’s teaching me a lot about Indian cuisine :)

Please post more of these tips, god knows I need lots of help!! haha


madcookingfusions February 8, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Thank you Isabella, it’s so nice to know that you are learning through my small little space. Sure I will keep adding many more tips here so stay tuned :)! Also now I know where to head if I need help on Italian food :)! You can email me also incase you need any help with regard to Indian Cooking, will be happy to help.Take Care….


mjaayka February 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM

very useful information…Thanks for sharing…


madcookingfusions February 11, 2013 at 8:02 PM

thank you so much :)


Kankana February 13, 2013 at 6:34 AM

My mom taught me this trick and it works all the time :)


madcookingfusions February 13, 2013 at 4:53 PM

yeah! Moms tricks never fail any which ways :)


Shruthi February 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I usually store my green chillies in brown bag, which will stay fresh for more than a month…


madcookingfusions February 23, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Hi Shruthi, I have never tried storing them in a brown bag, however will give it a try..thanks for sharing :)


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