The Nai Miris is a spicy bundle of joy/pain. This squat green or red chili is really, really spicy. The heat on this one really hits you and lingers. Sometimes if you cut a kochi and wash your hands you're still not safe. Touch your eyes and you'll be in pain.
But this is a really good pain. Nai Miris adds a unique taste and spiciness to almost any type of food and we were very happy to find it available in paste form at the Good Market
Eden Foods sells a bottle called Fire Starter which gives you that tasty burn in a jar. It's good with, well, anything. Salad dressing, dipping cold cuts in, in curries, whatever.
Not cheap at Rs. 400 but we simply haven't seen this product anywhere else. It's worth a buy. As mentioned, available at the Good Market
in Battaramulla on Thursdays (from 12 noon to 8 PM).
This post originally referred to the chili as kochi, but nai miris is actually a different thing.