Green chiles have a short shelf life. Chillies have a very short shelf life and degrade quickly. Typically, when we buy in quantity, we don't always have the opportunity or time to use them all. Chillies' unwritten 'use by date' hack is to use them up in two days or else they'll turn dry or go rotten. We often put the chillies in the fridge to keep them from drying out, but they end up rotting away in a corner of the veggie tray. Green chillies can be difficult to preserve, but here are several culinary tips that might help extend their shelf life.

Store In A Zip Lock Bag

This storing strategy extends the shelf life of your chillies and allows you to enjoy them fresh even after a month. To ensure that the chiles are free of moisture, wash and pat them dry. Remove the stems and place the chillies in zip lock bags. Before sealing the bags tightly, make sure there is no trace of air within. Place the zip locks in the coolest region of your refrigerator after carefully sealing them. Remove some of the chillies as needed and replace the remainder in the same manner. If you wish to retain them for a longer period of time, place the pouches in the freezer's icebox.

Cling Film Method

If zip locks aren't accessible, don't worry; here's another effective technique for preserving Green Chillies. Wash the chillies and remove the stems. Allow them to air dry before patting away any excess moisture with a paper towel. Next, arrange a handful of them on a tiny dish and wrap them in cling film. Make sure there are no gaps that allow air to enter. Place the plate in the freezer after it has been properly covered, and it will last for weeks.

Wrap With Aluminum Foil

Another simple approach to extend the shelf life of green chillies is to wrap them in aluminium foil and freeze them. Simply arrange the green chillies on a platter and cover them with aluminium foil. Place the platter in the freezer and leave it there for 6-7 hours. After that, take it out and store the frozen chillies in an airtight container. Put it in the refrigerator. The green chiles will stay fresh for up to 2 months in this manner.

What To Do Once The Chillies Turn Bad?

When the Green Chillies begin to discolour, it is the first sign that it is time to throw them out. The chillies would then lose their toughness and begin to soften. The chillies can emit a rotten odour. In such cases, it is advisable and safest to dispose of the bad chiles as quickly as possible.