The Bird’s Eye Chilli is also known in Thai by the name prig kee nu. These small chilies should not be underestimated because they are only an inch or so long, as they are very spicy. The bird’s eye chilli is commonly found in Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Cambodia. They are also found in the Kerala area in India, which is where the name for the term Kerala cuisine derives. The small bird’s eye chili plant is perennial, providing tapering of 2-3 chilies at a time. There are varieties of plants, producing red, purple, yellow or black chilies. The bird’s eye chili is believed to belong to Capsicum frutescens, although the perception is changing and some varieties are now believed to belong to Capsicum chinense.