If you've never tried a homemade chili powder recipe I recommend you have a go. It's so simple, and the flavours and aromas it adds to your home cooking are superb! It can be as easy as buying some dried peppers or flakes and just grinding them, or using the recipe below to add herbs and spices to create something special. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
Note: For the best flavours when making your powders, seasonings and blends, I recommend using whole spices. If you don't have them all available, just use pre-ground powders but halve the quantities. For example, 3 tablespoons of cumin seeds equals approx 4 teaspoons of pre-ground cumin. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.
What You'll Need: (makes about 1 cup)
1 cup of whole dried peppers (any variety)
OR 10 tbsp flakes
3 tbsp smoked paprika (or regular)
3 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp onion flakes
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp garlic flakes
4 tsp black peppercorns
1 x 3 inch piece cinnamon
2 tsp sea salt
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Note: For this recipe you can lightly toast the peppercorns and cumin seeds before grinding with the other whole ingredients. Click to read more on toasting and grinding. (Link opens in new window)
Store this chili powder in a cool place in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3-6 months.
Here is a slideshow of how I made this blend...
Chili Seasoning - Easy-to-
A Smoky Chipotle Chili Mix
A Collection of Dry