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Color of Peppers

05 August 2018 - 01:25 PM

This is my 1st year growing peppers and started with Bhuts. Plants are growing good and had my 1st harvest recently.

I want to make powder out of those and since I dont have a dehydrator, I thought I would dry the pods in sun.

Problem is, I see that peppers are changing color (more like loosing color) when I try to dry them.

I have cut and harvest seeds from couple of pods and those peppers dried fine (top left)

So question is, is this normal? Or have I committed any rookie mistake?


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16 July 2018 - 10:57 AM

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Is this BER or bacterial soft rot?

02 July 2018 - 11:09 AM

Today I discovered that one of my bellpepers has rotton at the bottom. This is not touching ground. Can you please identify if this is BER or bacterial or any other?

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Pepper pods drying and dropping

28 June 2018 - 09:55 AM



I am new to growing peppers.

I am growing ghost pepper, that birds eye , that red hot and bell peppers.


Till now my plants are healthy and setting pods. But recently I found that healthy pods are drying out and dropping.

This happened with Bell pepper and this morning I found it happened with one pod on ghost pepper.


On examining closely, I found these little bugs on the pods. Can you please help me identifying them and the best course of action to get rid of them?

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My Clog - Indian and Beyond

26 June 2018 - 02:33 PM

Hello All,


I am an engineer. I have passion for cooking and exploring different cuisines.

I cook regularly and like my food really really hot and spicy.


I am starting this page with an intent to post my cooking adventures and recipes. Most of them might be Indian dishes but I do cook other dishes too.


Here we go.


Lamb chops - Indian style:


I am new to growing peppers and I am very happy how the plants are growing. 

I am also growing Tomato, Mint, Cilantro, Holy Basil and Curry leaf plants.


Yesterday I got to harvest my peppers for the first time and so I thought of making my favorite dish using the produce.


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I brought home some nice lamb chops from costco.


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Coarsely chop 2 sprigs (about 20 leaves) of mint, 10 sprigs of cilantro and peppers (according to your heat tolerance level) in a blender .


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Add 3 table spoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and blend.


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Now in a bowl , mix the following:

Above blended mixture,

3 table spoons of yogurt (I used home made, but you can use Greek yogurt),

half tea spoon of salt,

1 tea spoon of ginger-garlic paste ( blend ginger and garlic paste. You can substitute this with half teaspoon ginger powder + half tea spoon of garlic powder)

a pinch of turmeric

half tea spoon of garam masala ( blend of dry roasted spices like cinnamon, cardamom, clove etc. You can get this at any Indian grocery store)

1 tea spoon of paprika ( substitute with any pepper powder you like. watch out for heat as we have already added peppers in the above step)


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Now marinate the lamb chops with this mixture till all the chops are coated well on all the sides.

Cover the lamp chops with a food wrap and let is marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours ( I usually leave it over night).


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Now your lamb chops are ready for grilling.

You can grill them in any of your favorite way and according to your preferred doneness. 


On a Gas/Charcoal grill :                  3 minutes on each side ( for well done).

In a oven :                                         8 minutes each side at 400 degrees (for well done).

In a non stick skillet over stove top : 5 minutes each side (for well done).


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Meanwhile, I made some sauce to balance the heat on lamb chops.

Mix thoroughly: one table spoon yogurt, a little finely chopped onion, 6 leaves of mint finely chopped, 2 green peppers finely chopped (you can skip this if you have added enough heat in the marinade), half a cup of water, a pinch of salt to taste


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Now sit back, relax and have yummy lamb chops cooked Indian style.


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