Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe - An Easy-to-Make
Blend of Peppers and Spices

Create your own chili seasoning mix recipe and you'll be able to choose exactly what heat or spiciness is to your liking. Fancy heat? Use hot peppers. Prefer it mild? Simply use milder peppers. Below is a fairly potent blend that will add fab flavours to your meaty chilis and many other dishes. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: In this chili spice I use a few whole ingredients. But not eveyone always has them available. So if not, you can substitute whole for pre-ground powders if you reduce the amounts you use by half.  For example, for 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds you would use 2 teaspoons of pre-ground fennel. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe

What You'll Need: (makes about 12 tablespoons)

half a cup of dried peppers (any variety)
OR 8 tbsp flakes
3 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp fennel seeds
4 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cloves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • If you use whole peppers, remove the stems and chop into smaller bits
  • Grind these (or flakes) with the salt, cloves, peppercorns, cumin and fennel
  • Sieve everything into a bowl. Regrind any bits that don't sieve
  • Finally, add the onion, garlic and paprika and combine thoroughly

Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Note: If you have the time, you can toast the cloves, peppercorns, cumin and fennel before grinding for more flavour. Click here to see how to do this. (Link opens in new window)

Image Links to Other Powders and Blends You May Enjoy

Red Chili Powder Made
With Dried Cayenne
Peppers and Spices

A Spicy, All-Purpose 
Chili Powder

Masala Collection 
For Authentic
Indian Food

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