The Byadgi chilli is grown in areas around the state of Karnataka. This chilli variety got its name from a popular town in Karnataka called Byadgi, however, it is not grown in this town anymore. It is used widely in the Indian kitchens for various cuisines due to its intense red color, good aroma moderate spice, and low poignancy. The oil Oleoresin extracted from them is used in the making of cosmetics like lipsticks.