Dried red chiles refer to various dried chile pods used as a seasoning. Dried jalapeño, one of the most popular, is sold in well-stocked grocery stores.
To handle dried chiles:
Wear kitchen gloves to prevent any cuts or abrasions on your hands from contacting the volatile oils. Wash your hands well with warm, soapy water after handling the chiles, and do not touch your eyes or other sensitive areas.For other varieties of chile, see Anaheim, ancho, árbol, bird's-eye, cayenne, chilaca, chipotle, guajillo, habañero, jalapeño, mulato, pasilla, poblano, serrano, and yellow chiles, and ground dried chile.