Recipe For Chili Seasoning - Seasons Perfectly
and Adds Fab Aromas and Superb Flavours

For the home chili maker, a homemade recipe for chili seasoning is the key to fabulous flavours! It's really easy to make and uses a tasty blend of complementary herbs and spices that will be far superior to any store-bought commercial blend. It also doubles up as an all-purpose general seasoning for your other meaty recipes. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 8-9 tablespoons)

4 tbsp chili powder (hot or mild)
2 tbsp cumin seeds 
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp paprika powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black peppercorns
4 tsp dried basil
2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp onion powder 
2-3 tsp salt (see note 2 below)
6 dried bay leaves
2 inch piece of cinnamon

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the cinnamon and crumble the bay leaves
  • Grind the cinnamon and bay with the salt, peppercorns and cumin seeds
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Add the chili, paprika, mustard, garlic and onion powders. Combine thoroughly
  • Finally, crumble in the dried oregano and basil and combine again

Store your chili spice in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making a fresh amount.

Note: Dry toasting the peppercorns and cumin seeds for a few minutes before cooling and grinding is worth doing for superb flavours and aromas. Click here to read more on toasting and grinding ingredients. (Link opens in new window)

Note 2: You can use table salt for this recipe if that's what you have available. However, I recommend using a quality sea, rock or kosher salt. Not only are these healthier, they will add better flavour!

Ingredient Note:
I use a few whole ingredients for this recipe as these add the best flavour. If you don't have whole then pre-ground powders can be used. All you need to do is reduce the quantites in the recipe by half. For example, for 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds you use 1 tablespoon of pre-ground cumin
. Reduce any other ingredients you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

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