Easy to make Chilli powders


Homemade Chilli powders
Nutrition Information
  • Serving size: 100g
  • Calories: 0 kcal
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: < 0.5 grams
  • Sugar: 7.2 grams
  • Sodium: 0.07 grams
  • Fiber: < 0.5 grams
  • Protein: 14 grams
Recipe type: Powders, rubs and flakes
Cuisine: International
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Making home-made chilli powders is really easy. It is simply a matter of grinding dried chillies into a fine powder using a spice mill. It is great fun to experiment with chilli powders by mixing different chilli varieties to achieve your perfect blend. Bottle the ground powders and add a custom label or a ribbon and you have a fantastic gift for a friend or family member
  • Dried Red chillies – any quantity
  • Salt - as required
  • Other ingredients that you may wish to add eg garlic flakes
  1. Remove stalks
  2. Place chillies in a mill and grind until finely ground
  3. Place in an airtight container. Use as required
  4. For hotter powders use chillies like Scotch bonnets, Birds-eye or Cayenne.
  5. Milder versions can be made with chillies like Kashmiris, which are excellent for giving curries their characteristic red colour
  6. An example of a great blend is Cayenne and Kashmiri, where if ground together in a ratio of 5 Cayenne to 2 Kashmiri chillies, With a little salt added, you will get a fantastic general purpose chilli powder
  7. Indeed, not only can you add salt, but experiment by adding garlic/onion flakes or asafoetida powder for some interesting home-made Chilli powder results
It is essential that the chillies are completely dry before grinding is undertaken

If you want a milder chilli flake remove the seeds and white pith

Keywords: Home-made Chilli powders

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