Homemade Chili Powder
Of course, you can go to any store and buy chili powder in a bottle, but whereʼs the fun in that? Making your own is easy and, best of all, you can customize it however you like. Hereʼs a basic recipe, but feel free to tinker with it and add more heat or use different types of chilies.
Makes: 1 cupHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy
Makes: 1 cup
- 4 ancho chilies, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
- 4–5 chiles de arbol, stemmed and seeded
- 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. paprika (hot or sweet)
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
- Lightly toast the chilies on a comal or cast-iron skillet until they puff slightly. Let cool.
- Put chilies in a spice or coffee grinder, working in batches if necessary, and grind until they form a fine powder. Transfer to a bowl.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir well until thoroughly mixed.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.