SHU: Around 1400 Spice Level: Quite Mild. Pasilla Chili Pepper. What is the Best Substitutes for Anaheim Chili Pepper? No, the cayenne pepper is not as hot. Your best bet: Cayenne pepper. Paprika is simply dried, finely ground red chili peppers. Jwala chili is the most common Indian Green Chili Pepper. Both of these are terrific for stuffing. My suggestion for substitution in order of preference is - Birds eye, Thai Chili or Serrano pepper (use 1/2 serrano for 1 green chili). Substitute for Green Chili in Indian Cooking . But it is not always easily available in U.S. stores. : Thai Prik Chi Fah or Spur Chili, Poblano, Banana Peppers. OR - Substitute 1/2 cup of dried bell peppers for 1 cup fresh chopped green bell pepper. However, many chili fans are referring to the large, mild New Mexico peppers, such as "Anaheim" when they use the term green chili. OR - Use one of the sweeter fresh chile peppers such as the Anaheim or Poblano pepper. What other chilies work as a Thai chili pepper substitute both in flavor and in heat so that your eating experience as as close to recipe as possible? While paprika won’t give any heat to your meal, it can add wonderful flavor and color. These have a very mild heat. Join the discussion today. Let’s review your best alternatives to keep your dish spicy and flavorful. Pasilla chili peppers come from Mexico and are usually sold in the dried form either as dried whole chilies or ground into a powder. We especially love using smoked paprika for its wonderful smoky flavor and aroma. The Pasilla Chili Pepper – dark and sultry. Another jalapeno substitute spice is smoked paprika. It is a singularly American (meaning both Americas) dish, and its rules are pretty simple: chopped meat, fat, chiles, garlic, and spices, Period. Try though I may, I’m a total traditionalist regarding Texas Chili. There is no way you can totally take a pepper out of any dish and expect anywhere near the same flavor without it. Since you asked specifically for green pepper substitute that's what I will dwell on. Use either of these as a replacement for green bell peppers. Read the red chili pepper substitution discussion from the Chowhound Home Cooking, Allspice food community.