Byadgi chilli is a famous variety of chilli mainly grown in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is named after the town of Byadgi which is located in the Haveri district of Karnataka. The business involving Byadgi chillis has the second largest turnover among all chilli varieties of India. An oil, oleoresin extracted from these chillies is used in the preparation of edible dyes (food colors). Byadgi chilli is famous for its unique high colour and low pungency and is used in many food preparations of South India. It is also recognized by the name kaddi (meaning stick-like) chillies.