Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

This homemade chili powder is much fresher than what you get in the store (unless you live in New Mexico or Mexico). At my house, this chili powder would only make enough to put in one batch of chili!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. This keeps for months on the pantry shelf.
Most Helpful

I found smoked paprika in our local supermarket's bulk section. I used this chili powder for this recipe from Taste of Home:

The recipe worked really well. I had a Hubbard squash the size of a basketball, and the recipe tasted really good. I have noted the observation about the proportion of Paprika to cumin in one comment below, and if necessary will adjust the amount of cumin when I make chili tonight.

Mrs J B December 05, 2011

I found it to have WAY too much paprika, and I only put 4 T of paprika rather than 6 T in a doubled recipe. 18x as much paprika as cumin? That's unheard of! I also didn't care much for the turmeric. Makes good Indian food, not great chili.

Chef Cheffy February 11, 2009

Excellent-Thanks so much! I used 4 dried red chilis with the seeds removed. This adds an incredible amount of flavor to any dish calling for chili powder. My boyfriend is a total wierdo and insists that everything should be storebought so I just mixed this up and put it in the plastic commercial container. He'll never know and think it's just my fabulous cooking! Muahahahahahahaha!

lynmoz October 29, 2007