Chile Molido (red Chile Powder)for Marla

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This chili powder freezes well. I'm posting this for Marla.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 dried red chile pods, stems removed
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Place 2-3 pods in a blender container and finely grind them on low speed.
  2. Add more pods until the lower portion of the jar is full. Empty container and continue to process until all pods are ground. Mix in salt to taste.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! I used half ancho chilies and half guajillo's. Made for an interesting mix! Love that I can MAKE my own chili powder- controlling what is in that bottle! No preserv's or extras and I get to control the salt too! Yes!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) February 06, 2006

This took a bit of doing but I finally got this to a nice powder. I tried it first in the food processor but it wouldn't work, so I put it in the blender but no go. So I got out the coffee grinder and it worked well. This will work good for soups, and in recipes calling for red peppers. Thanks Rita!

Sharon123 May 06, 2005