The ghost chili pepper originates from India and is considered a hybrid mostly of C. chinense with some C. frutescens. It is a very hot pepper measuring from 300,000 to 1,500,00o on the Scoville scale. In 2007 Guinness World’s Records the title of world’s hottest chili pepper was given to the ghost pepper only to be beaten out by the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion in 2012 followed by the Carolina Reaper in 2013. Ghost peppers have been used in a variety of ways but the most creative was the Indian military’s decision to use them for grenades.
A sample of ghost pepper recipes can be found at this website devoted to the ghost pepper.