Chili Powder

Preparation info
  • Makes

    ⅓ to ½ cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

If you have an electric spice mill—a kitchen possession we seem to recommend often—it’s the work of a few minutes to make your own blend of chili powder, a spice mixture that is wildly popular in this country. As uncounted varieties of chili peppers are grown, the kinds available vary unpredictably from one place to another. Our advice is to use whatever kind you can get. We have used ancho and pasilla chilies because we favor a rather mild chili powder. If you prefer a more f