Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

This uses paprika as a base (no weird ingredients). I mixed a half batch of this up to use in Tex-Mex Lasagna and it tasted great. From AHA's Low-Salt Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, toss all ingredients gently with spoon until well blended.
  2. Store in an airtight container in cool, dark, dry place for up to 6 months.
  3. Use in place of packaged chili powder.
Most Helpful

This worked out ok but it was not as flavorful as the chili powder I buy at the store. I think in addition to the cayenne which gave it some heat it would benefit from some other ground chilis like Ancho or California to pick up the flavor. I do appreciate that it will save you a trip to the grocer if you run out.

cookiedog March 07, 2007

Paprika is not a chili powder for making chili, the dish. Just use anchos or guajillo's which are available in most US supermarkets. Any dried chili should work tho.

dmjbec January 25, 2016

Turmeric in your chili powder? :P UGH<br/>Do yourselves a favor & have a packet or 2 of some dried chilies such as (from mildest to hottest) <br/>Anaheim/California<br/>Pasilla<br/>New Mexico<br/>Poblano/Ancho<br/>Guajillo<br/>Cascabel<br/>DeArbol (similar heat to Cayenne, but a bit more richness/flavor)<br/>Pequin<br/>Thai<br/>Habenero (very hot but still imparts flavor in addition to heat) recommend removing some of the seeds before grinding<br/><br/>Some of these are even available pre-ground in your ethnic aisle of your grocery; both the dried & ground in resealable pouches for only a couple of bucks each.<br/><br/>I recommend leaving out the Turmeric, cutting back on the paprika, and adding a tsp or more of the milder chilies, or less of the hotter. Grind if needed in a spare coffee grinder, and I'd grind the oregano also. <br/>You will have a rich, flavorful chili powder, with no added salt unlike the store brands.

Tom N. January 29, 2015