Hmar Chillies (Hmarcha Hmin) in Hmar Hills

Hmarcha – a tropical red hot chilli cultivated by the Hmar tribe – is spread out for drying in a jhum hut in Hmar Hills. Hmarcha is one of the main crops cultivated by the farmers for economic sustenance. A kilogram of dried Hmarcha was sold in the open market at various centres in the range of Rs 60-Rs 250 (as of 2013) in Northeast India. It is harvested four to five times a year depending on the soil, climate and attention. The unique taste of a green Hmarcha makes it very popular among the locals who used it for preparing chutneys, aachar and in seasoning of veg and non-veg curries. Photo contributed by Anonymous. (Please note, if you are the photographer, mention your name in the details while uploading it on the website.)

Ripe and red hot chillies are being spread out for drying in a jhum hut in Hmar Hills.

Ripe and red hot chillies are being spread out for drying in a jhum hut in Hmar Hills.

Women harvest ripe chili at a jhum farm in Hmar Hills.

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  • Vulmawi, Assam
    7 years ago Reply

    I vote Hmarram.com creators for being the best salesmen of Hmar tribe to the world. Thanks you very much for highlighting the various facts and issues about our tribe. I wish to see this work continued for many many years.

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