Red Chilly Powder Recipe - A Spicy
Mix of Peppers and Spices 

For this super easy red chilly powder I use dried cayenne peppers which are generally thought of as red chilis. But you can use any others you have to hand. If you prefer your food fiery, choose a hotter red variety, or a milder red chilly if that's what you enjoy. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: I try and use as many whole ingredients as I can when making my mixes and blends as I usually have them available. If you don't have them just use pre-ground powders and reduce the amounts the recipe says by half. For example, 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds equal 1 teaspoon 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 Red Chilly Powder

What You'll Need: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)

1 cup dried cayenne peppers (12-15)
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp mustard seeds
2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp sea salt

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Chop the peppers into smallish pieces
  • Grind the pieces along with the salt, peppercorns, cumin, mustard and fenugreek seeds
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Finally, stir in the turmeric, garlic, onion and paprika powders

Store your red chilly seasoning in an airtight jar out of sunlight and use within 6 months.

Note: If you have time, dry toasting the cayenne and other whole ingredients before cooling and grinding is certainly worth doing. This will add even more flavours and aromas to your finished recipe. Click here for tips and photos on this. (Link opens in new window)

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