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Chilli Icon.pngChilli HD Icon.png

Category Item
Use Food, Farming
Stackable Yes (99)

A chilli is a renewable resource food item that can be planted or consumed. When consumed, it restores health and hunger to a blockhead, also increasing its body temperature by 10 °C, allowing a blockhead to stay warm in cold places. However, when a blockhead eats too many chillies, its health will decrease.


A chilli will appear in-game resembling its real life counterpart. The chilli pepper is long and tapered with a red waxy skin. A green stem and calyx are attached at the pepper's shoulder.

Where Found[edit]

Chillies can be found growing on chilli plants in tropical regions.


Harvesting of chillies may be done by hand or by machete for maximum yield on a mature plant bearing the pepper, producing about three peppers and removing the plant.

If harvested just before maturing, it can still produce a full crop, but a young plant will produce only one pepper. A chilli plant will reach maturity in about two days. Once mature, the average life cycle is about one day before dropping a single pepper and reverting to its young stage. It will go through this cycle several times before completely de-spawning, producing a total of up to half a dozen peppers. One indicator of a mature chilli plant is a slight glow, mostly visible against darkness.

Agriculturally, the pepper can be placed in a block of dirt or compost to grow a chilli plant for farming additional chillies.


Chillies are an ingredient in preparing fish curry on an electric stove.

Location Input Item 1 Input Item 2 Input Item 3 Input Item 4 Crafted Output
Electric Stove Icon.png Iron Pot Icon.png + Fish Meat Raw Icon.png + Chilli Icon.png + Coconut Icon.png = Fish Curry Icon.png
Electric Stove Iron Pot Raw Fish Chilli Coconut Fish Curry
Quantity 1 1 1 1 1
Rush Cost
6 TC
3 TC

Five chillies can be used to craft compost at a compost bin from version 1.6 onwards.

Location Input Item 1 Input Item 2 Input Item 3 Input Item 4 Crafted Output
Compost Bin Icon.png Chilli Icon.png + + + = Compost Icon.png
Compost Bin Chilli [[]] [[]] [[]] Compost
Quantity 5 {{{Qty2}}} {{{Qty3}}} {{{Qty4}}} 1
Rush Cost
8 TC
4 TC


"Chilli" is the spelling used in the United Kingdom and other areas of the former British Commonwealth for a type of pepper, with "chile" used in the southwest U.S. and "chili" in most other places.

As it is spelled "chilli" in the game, this title is used by The Blockheads Wiki.