Of course to make authentic New Mexico chili powder, you're going to need dried New Mexican peppers. Unless you grow them or know a local supplier, then online is always a good bet. But if you can't get them you can always substitute with another variety like anchos or Californian peppers. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
Note: I recommend using whole spices where you can when making your homemade chili powders. If you only have pre-ground, use them, but halve the amount you use. For example for 2 tablespoons of whole cumin seeds you would use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin. Reduce any others you don't have whole and stir in with any other powders when making..
What You'll Need: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)
10-12 dried New Mexico peppers
2 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tsp allspice berries
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp sea salt
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight and use within 3 months.
Note: You can dry toast the allspice and cumin seeds prior to grinding. This toasting will increase their flavours and aromas and is recommended. Click to read more about this. (Link opens in new window)