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.
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!
Quick and easy Chili Powder Recipe | Homemade Chili Powder
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.