Homemade Chili Powder Collection - Spicy
With Complex Yet Subtle Flavours

Homemade chili powder can be as simple as grinding a bag of dried peppers or flakes or, if you feel adventurous, you'll soon discover it can be much more than that! 

Chili peppers will still be the main ingredient of course, but with the addition of spices like paprika, garlic, pepper and dried herbs you can add subtle and complex aftertastes which will enhance your home cooking no end. Click the Thumbnail Images for your favourites.

Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix Recipes

Mild Ancho Powder
With Hints of Plum

California Blend With
Anaheim Peppers

Chipotle Mix With
Chipotle Peppers
and Tasty Spices

New Mexico Mix -
For Authentic New
Mexican Flavours

Made with Mexican
Peppers For a True
Taste of Mexico

Jalapeno Seasoning -
Made With Jalapeno
Peppers

A Stronger Mix For
Your Meaty Chilis

A Very Basic Blend -
Can be Coarse or Fine

An Easy-to-Make Chili
Powder Recipe

A Simple Yet Tasty
Mix of Spices and 
Dried Peppers

Basic - One to
Choose if You've
Never Made 
One
Before

Chili Seasoning For
Your Meaty Recipes

Red Chili Powder -
Made With Spicy
Cayenne Peppers

All-Purpose Blend For
All Your Dishes

A Tasty Blend of Dried
Peppers, Spices & Herbs

Perfect For Your
Meaty Meals

A Complex Yet Subtle 
Blend With Fab Flavours

 Chili Spice - A Super
Simple to Make Mix

An All-Purpose Powder -
Add a Spicy Kick to All
Your Home Cooking

A Homemade Chili Powder
With Authentic Cayenne
Peppers

A Fiery and Hot Chili
Spice - For Those
Who Enjoy Heat!

Ingredient Note: For these recipes, I recommend using whole ingredients when you can. If you don't have them all available, use quality pre-ground ingredients, but reduce the quantities by half.

For example, if a recipe says 2 tablespoon cumin seeds you would use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin etc. Click here to read more about this. (Link opens in new window)

Here's a video of the process I use to make the above recipes. If you enjoyed it, you can click the subscribe button in the bottom right corner...



Commercial Versus Homemade

A good thing about making your own, you may need to use less as a homemade chili mix will have much more intense flavours and aromas.

You also get to control the heat: fancy a hot powder? Use a hot pepper like birds eye or cayenne. Prefer a milder version? Use a mild pepper like the ancho.

However, use a commercial blend and you rely on the manufacturer choosing what to use. They also may add processed sugar and salt, corn-flour as a filler and artificial colourings. They have to get that deep red colour somehow!

Note: I found ebay to be a really good source of dried peppers and flakes with a whole range from the hottest possible like Dorset nagas to mild varieties like anchos. These are generally available at a good price, especially if you buy in bulk


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After Making Your Chili Powder You May Enjoy...

Jerk Seasonings - Enjoy
the Authentic Taste of
the Caribbean Islands

Cajun Collection -
For a Taste of
Louisiana

Seasoning Mixes - For
Mouthwatering Aromas 
and Superb Flavour


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