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.
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.
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.
Loved that this can be made with spices I have in the pantry. The big plus is that this has no jadded salt. In will keep this recipe handy to make again.
great DIY seasoning mix- THANKS- made for "I Recommend Tag"-
Chili powder/mix is really hard to find here, unless it's those seasoning packets with loads of chemicals. So I'm happy to have found this. I made as written, I like that you can kick up the heat when your'e cooking with some extra cayenne if you want to. Very quick to put together, it'll be a pantry staple for me.
Very good spice mix. Used half the amount in Family Favorite Chili Beans. I do like the fact that there is no salt in the mix. Perfect.
Thanks for posting.
Family loved this. I only had red pepper flakes,so I used 1/2 tsp as substitute to cayenne. I put all ingredients in coffee grinder for a quick spin. Tastes good without massive heat. Thanks for this recipe.
Great to be able to make my own chili powder at home and not have to go out to the store. I also appreciate that it has no salt. The only thing I'd change is to increase the heat by adding a little more cayenne or other peppers. Thanks for sharing!
This is a great recipe for chili powder. I don't buy it anymore in the store. A plus is I get to use up some spices. Thanks.