Monday, May 4, 2015

Firing up the Chili factor

Sikkim now has its very own version of the world famous Tabasco sauce - Peero. Known for its hot and spicy taste, Tabasco sauce is made from tabasco pepper while the Sikkimese sauce is made from dalley or cherry pepper. Packaged in a bottle similar to the Tabasco brand, Peero is produced by Gangtok-based company Sikkim Green Grocers. Dalley Fire, Dalley Paste and Bamboo Dalley are some of the other products they have.
'Peero' Dalley Sauce is priced at Rs. 110 for a 60 ml bottle and is available in Gangtok, Rangpo, Jorethang, Mangan and Namchi. Managing Director, Sikkim Green Grocers, Mahesh Dawari informs that they plan to export the product to markets outside the state like Bhutan and China. The company has also been receiving technical support from Central Food Technological Research Institute, Government of India.
The company procures dalley from local farmers while the processing and packaging is done at their factory located at Sichey. "We recently started our own farm at Yangyang in South Sikkim but are yet to harvest it", adds Mr Dawari. There are also plans to add new flavours to the Peero dalley sauce like Timbur, Garlic, Ginger, and Chimphing.
The MD has urged local hoteliers to opt for this locally made sauce in place of imported sauces.


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