These are dried yellow peppers widely used in Indian households while cooking. The yellow colored peppers are used as spices to enhance color and piquancy to the dishes. The yellow variety of chili is mainly grown in the regions of Punjab and South Kashmir. Yellow chili powder is extensively used in vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Compared to the fiery red chilies, yellow chilies have a considerably low amount of vitamin C and carotene.
In India, most households always keep a stack of fresh hot green chilies at hand, and use them to flavor most curries and dry dishes. It is typically lightly fried with oil in the initial stages of preparation of the dish. Some states in India, such as Rajasthan, make entire dishes only by using spices and chilies.
Yellow chilies are extensively used in recipes of stuffed chilly and in preparation dips and sauces. It is also used in making pickles, soups, sauces, stews and in casseroles.