[Assam] 'Bhut jolokia is world's hottest chi lli'
cmahanta at charter.net
Mon Jun 18 15:50:02 EDT 2007
The problem of transliteration here is what is causing the confusion.
The name in Upper Assam is 'bhwt jolokiya' or more commonly 'bih
jolokiya'. I like the sound of
' bhijlook'; its cute :-).
But for some ignoramus of a reporter making it 'bhoot jolokiya' or
'ghost chilli' is taking literal translation too far.
At 2:31 PM -0500 6/18/07, kamal deka wrote:
>In Ujoni Oxom ( in and around Tinsukia district ) ,the ' jolokias'
>in question are called ' bhoot jolokia or ' bih jolokia '.The name '
>bhot jolokia' is perhaps unheard of in that part of the world.
>In Namoni Oxom ( Kamrup district in particular ), the chillies,in
>general, are called ' bhijlook'.
>On 6/17/07, Pradip Kumar Datta
><<mailto:pradip200 at yahoo.com>pradip200 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>'Bhut jolokia is world's hottest chilli'
>THE VICTOR, THE VANQUISHED
>New Delhi, June 17: They are as tez as they come. The bhut jolokia
>or 'ghost chillies' of Tezpur figure in the Time Magazine's latest
>issue as the world's hottest chilli.
>The magazine's cover story that takes a look at the culinary
>specialities and peculiarities around the world has zeroed in on the
>burnt orange pods, developed in a military laboratory in Tezpur, as
>packing the deadliest punch.
>The article 'Global Warming' notes that the bhut jolokia, also
>called the Naga chilli, carries the sort of heat that one normally
>would find only in the hottest chilli sauces made from pure pepper
>Chilli heat is measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHUs), and while
>pure capsaicin, the main capsaicinoid in a chilli, measures 16
>million SHUs, the ghost chilli measures just over one million SHUs.
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