How Do You Make Chili Powder?

Preparing chili powder at your home is simple job that gives you right flavor with the exact quality you desire. You just need to start from the scratch by drying the raw ingredients or buy them from market and blend at home. Indian chilli powder exporters are offering wide range of chillis. Things required to make chili powder at home:


Ingredients to make chili powder

#1.  3 ancho chili pepper, seeded, stemmed, and sliced

Ancho chilies are dried poblano pepper. The poblano is a mild chili pepper that becomes hotter when turns red. There is vast variation in hotness among poblano pepper. Just in case this variety of pepper is unavailable at your place, you can try a closely related variety like mulato. It is darker in color, softer in texture and sweeter in flavor.

#2. 3 cascabel chilies, stemmed, sliced, and seeded

Cascabel chilis are also known as little bell chili or rattle chili. It is Mexican peppers, whose loose seeds rattle or make sound inside the dried chili when shaken.

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#3. 1 tablespoon dried coriander seeds

Make sure the seeds are dried.

  • 3 dried arbol chilies, stemmed, seeded, and sliced
  • 2 tabespoon cumin seeds, garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper

#4. Preparation method

Step 1 Drying the pepper

If you don’t want stronger flavor, you can remove stems and seeds from all the chilies. Put the stemmed and seeded chilies in a single layer of baking sheet and bake it for 4 or 5 minutes. Remove the pan and check if they are dried. If you don’t wish to dry the pepper at home, you can even purchase it from the market.

Step 2 Toasting

Put all the dried chilies and the cumin seeds into nonstick pan and heat them over medium flame. Stir continuously, so that the spices won’t get burn. When you begin to smell the cumin toasting, you can remove the pan from heat. This will take your 4-5 minutes. Let it cool.

Step 3 Blending

Once cool, put the dried chilies, cumin seeds and coriander seeds into blender along with garlic powder and oregano. Grind them into fine powder. Do not open the jar until the powder settles. You can store this powder in an airtight jar. This can last up to 6 months. If you store the spice blend into freezer, it will lengthen the shelf life of the spice.

So, in this way, you can make your chili powder at home. Have something to say? Share in comments.