Chili Powder Recipe – Add spices to your favorite dishes with homemade chili powder. It’s more than ground pepper because it’s full of wonderful flavors such as cumin, Mexican oregano, coriander and intoxicating aromas. Super easy and preservative-free!
You already know how much I love spices. Not long ago, after starting to storm, I noticed that there was no chili powder. Homemade for rescue, I never looked back.
This spice blend can be customized to your liking, whether you like to raise flames, with or without salt. Plus, because it’s homemade, you’re 100% sure that it doesn’t contain any additives.
The beauty of chili powder
Chili powder is a popular spice blend that spices up a few notches of food on a flavor scale. The vibrant reddish hues of ground ancho, paprika and cayenne pepper are appetizingly beautiful.
Popular brands such as McCormick and Gebhart often include cumin, Mexican oregano, coriander, garlic and onion powder. On the other hand, some are made from pure Ancho, Cayenne, or Guajiro without the addition of herbs or spices. In any case, this versatile spice mix is a staple of my pantry.
You can use many types of peppers to make this recipe, but it depends mostly on the types you have available in your area. For my recipe, I need the following:
- Ancho Chile – This pepper has a moderately spicy and sweet taste. It gives our dishes the right amount of heat and is not too overwhelming.
- Paprika and Cayenne – These two are essential spices for spice blending as they increase spicy levels and add a deep red color. Paprika is mild and Cayenne is hot, so you can customize the heat level by adjusting the amount of spices you like.
- Other spices – Garlic and onions add a special flavor, coriander adds a touch of lemon flavor, and cumin and oregano definitely have a Mexican flair.
How to make chili powder
- One easy step – Combine all ingredients in a bowl until all ingredients are fully bonded. Store in a closed container (or zip lock bag) and use for recipes.
- Due to its versatility, this homemade spice blend is an excellent replacement for store-purchased bottles.And if this recipe isn’t enough, I’ll get you covered in the list Chili powder alternative For your convenience. 😍
- Pepper swap – I used anchochili for this recipe, but if it’s too mild, use dried serrano instead. It is up to 8 times hotter than anchochili. You can also use ground cayenne pepper. It’s up to you to spicy and double the amount.
- pepper combo – The combination of paprika, cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper flakes makes a trick for quick replacement. I really like smoked paprika for extra kicks.
- cocoa powder – Yes, we know that we usually use cocoa powder for desserts, but adding it to chili powder works magically. It adds a layer of delicious richness. Think of a rich mole sauce.
Tips and tricks
- Easy to access by putting it in a shaker with a lid.
- Place food-safe silica gel packets in a chili powder container to prevent them from solidifying.
- If you don’t want the heat, you can omit the cayenne pepper or replace it with paprika.
To maximize the shelf life of chili powder, store it in a closed container and keep it fresh for up to 3 years. I know you’ll want to put spices right next to the stove, but it’s best to keep them away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
Frequently Asked Questions
It depends more on your taste, it makes homemade the best 😉. I like to look at Amazon to see how others value different spice blends. McCormick consistently received a five-star rating, and Watkins (which I had never heard of before) also received a five-star rating.
Cayenne is a widely used chili pepper in Asian cuisine and is usually more spicy than a blend of chili powder. However, it lacks complex flavors from additional herbs and spices.
Paprika is a type of mild pepper from Hungary or Spain. Chili powder, on the other hand, is a combination of chili, cumin, paprika and garlic powder. And it’s usually hotter than paprika.
How to use chili powder
Adding this spiciness to sliced fruits and vegetables is a new trend. They usually use ground pickin or chilte pin chili and salt to add a spicy twist to fresh fruits such as mangoes, pineapples and watermelons. Tagine seasonings go well with fruits and vegetables.
- Chile Mac
- White beans chicken chili
- Southern soul food chili
- Homemade pita chips
- Fat Tosh Salad
Greater homemade seasoning recipes
- All-purpose seasoning
- Jamaican curry powder
- Za’atar seasoning
- All bagel seasonings
- Sazon seasoning
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Chili powder recipe
Preparation: Five Minutes
total: Five Minutes
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and mix until all ingredients are completely combined.
Store in a closed container (or zip lock bag) and start using it in your recipe.
Nutritional composition table:
Serving: 1tea spoon| calorie: 6kcal| carbohydrate: 1g| protein: 1g (2%)| thick: 1g (2%)| Saturated fat: 1g (6%)| Polyunsaturated fat: 1g| One unsaturated fat: 1g| sodium: Tenmg mg| potassium: 40mg mg (1%)| fiber: 1g (Four%)| sugar: 1g (1%)| Vitamin A: 631IU (13%)| Vitamin C: 1mg mg (1%)| calcium: 6mg mg (1%)| iron: 1mg mg (6%)