Chili Seasoning Mix - A Simple Yet
Tasty Blend of Spices and Peppers

Whilst it's easy to pick up a chili seasoning mix from the store, I recommend having a go at making your own. It's so simple and you get to choose what goes in. Fancy a bit of heat? Use hot peppers like birds eye or jalapenos. Fancy a milder blend? Use a milder pepper like anchos. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: I use certain whole ingredients for this chili spice. If you only have ground, use these but reduce the amounts of each by about half. For example, 2 tablespoons whole fenugreek equal 1 tablespoon of pre-ground fenugreek. 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 8 tablespoons)

half a cup dried chili peppers (any kind - hot or mild)
OR 8 tbsp flakes
3 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp fenugreek seeds
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tsp sea salt

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Grind the peppers/flakes, cumin, fenugreek, salt and peppercorns
  • Sieve into a bowl. (if you prefer a coarser mix, don't sieve)
  • Stir in the garlic
  • Finally, crumble in the oregano and stir again

Store this chili powder recipe in an airtight container out of direct sunlight and preferably in a cool place. Use within 3 months.

Note: You can lightly dry toast the peppercorns, cumin and fenugreek before letting cool and grinding. Click here for tips and further info on this process. (Link opens in new window)

Image Links to Other Blends You May Enjoy

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Chili Seasoning

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Jalapeno Peppers
and Spices

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Blends For Fab Home

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