Easiest Homemade Chili Powder

Recipe by Miss Annie
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 3/4 cup


  • 1 12
    ounces dried red chilies, medium heat,preferably ancho and new mexican (the origianl recipe used 4 to 2 respectively)
  • 2 -5
    dried red chilies, of greater heat,to taste (like Chile de arbol or cayenne)
  • 1 12 - 2
    tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted and ground
  • 1 12 - 2
    tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1
    tablespoon ground oregano (preferably Mexican)


  • Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  • Break the stems from all chiles, and remove the seeds.
  • Transfer chiles to a baking sheet, and arrange them in a single layer.
  • Place pan in heated oven.
  • (The chile de árbol or cayenne pods will be toasted first, so remove them after 4-5 minutes).
  • Bake the larger pods and additional 4-5 minutes, until they are well dried.
  • When cool enough to handle, break them into 2 or 3 pieces each.
  • Transfer pieces to a blender, and pulverize briefly, until you have powder.
  • Add remaining ingredients, and blend just until combined.
  • Store chili powder in a jar with a lid, for up to 3 months.