Sun-Dried Chillies are probably the most important ingredient in Bhutanese food. Owing to a poor yield last year the price of chilli has doubled from last year’s price. Talking to a seller the centenary farmers market at Paro we found out that the whole sale price of Chilli has gone up to an astonishing 700 to 800 nu.
Talking the SonamWangmo a thimpu resident “chillies are a part of our daily diet and I can’t imagine food without them. It’s a pity the prices are so high “ With monsoons around the corner the farmers are hopeful this year’s yield will be bountiful. We are praying that the rains are on time said another local farmer.