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Homemade Chili Powder Recipe

March 23rd, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2ouncesdried red chilies, medium heat,preferably ancho and new mexican(the origianl recipe used 4 to 2 respectively)
  2. 2-5dried red chilies, of greater heat,to taste(like Chile de arbol or cayenne)
  3. 1 1/2-2tablespoonscumin seeds, toasted and ground
  4. 1 1/2-2tablespoonsgarlic powder
  5. 1tablespoonground oregano(preferably Mexican)

DIRECTIONS

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

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