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How to Make Chipotle Chili Powder
April 08, 2014

How to Make Chipotle Chili Powder and Add Fab Flavours to Your Homemade Chilis and Other Dishes


7th April 2014 -- Issue #33

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How to Make Chipotle Chili Powder

This is a recipe for authentic chipotle chili powder, so you'll need whole dried chipotle peppers. However, if you can't get any, other dried chili peppers will do. Also you could use pre-ground chili powder if that's all you have. It'll still taste great!

Ingredients: (makes about 6-7 tbsp)

6-8 chipotle peppers (or 4 tbsp pre-ground powder)
2 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp cumin seedsĀ 
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp sea salt

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Chop the chipotles into smallish pieces and grind with the peppercorns, salt and cumin seeds

  • Sieve into a bowl

  • Mix in the paprika, cayenne, garlic and onion powders

    Note: If you used chili powder simply stir in with the other powders.

    Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight and use within 3 months.

    Note: Dry toasting the whole spices and pepper pieces before grinding is worth doing for even more flavours and aromas. See below for info on this.

    How to Toast and Grind

    A few people have asked how I toast and grind whole spices. It's really very easy...

  • Over a medium heat add your spices to a dry pan

  • Whilst stirring or shaking the pan; toast for a few minutes

  • When they start to darken and you can really smell their aromas, they're ready

  • Remove from the heat and let cool before grinding

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