The Bhut Jolokia (Capsicum chinense,) or Ghost Chile, named for its ghostly bite, is the hottest chile pepper in the world. Also known as the Naga Jolokia and Bih Jolokia, or poison chile pepper, it has been measured at 855,000 Scoville units up to 1,041,427 units by an Indian export company. The Bhut Jolokia is twice as hot as the Red Savina (350,000-577,000 Scoville units) and is similar looking to the Dorset Naga. When ripe, the ghost chiles are 60 mm to 85 mm long and up to 30 mm wide. They have an orange or red color. They are very similar looking to Habanero peppers, but they have a rugged skin.
Dangerously hot, The Bhut Jolokia, or Ghost Chile, is the hottest chile in the world and should be handled with care. Use extremely sparingly in fresh salsa, sauces, chili, soups and only where extreme heat is desired. Blend with oil and strain to use as extra hot chile oil. Bake into cornbread or mix into ground beef and make a ghost burger.