The Best Homemade Chili Powder Recipe

Homemade chili powder can be used in many recipes to add a delectable kick to whatever you are cooking. It comes together in under 5 minutes and will store well for up to one years time if stored in a glass jar. I recommend storing your spices, including this one, away from your stove to keep it fresh.

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Chili powder is used in many different cuisines, including American Cuisine, particularly in Chinese, Indian, Korean, Mexican,and Thai. Chili powder blends are the primary flavor ingredient in chili con carne.

The sweet flavor in chili powder comes from paprika which is a spice made from dried ground mild peppers.  This chili powder recipe calls for smoked paprika, which is an optional ingredient. If you don’t have it you can certainly omit it but it adds a lovely smoky depth of flavor to the mixture

You likely have all of the spices you will need in your pantry and you will love the flavor of homemade chili powder!

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Quick and easy Chili Powder Recipe | Homemade Chili Powder

Chili Powder - This is a great all-purpose chili powder with a kick because you grind it yourself! The flavor is strong and smokey and will make a fabulous pot of chili!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients Chili Powder

  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder


How to cook the recipe

  • Place the cayenne pepper and cumin seeds into a medium nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook, moving the pan around constantly, until you begin to smell the cumin toasting, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside and cool completely.
  • Once cool, place the chiles and cumin into the blender or mixie along with the garlic powder, oregano, onion powder and paprika. Process until a fine powder is formed. Allow the powder to settle for at least a minute before removing the lid of the mixie. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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