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  1. #1
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Homemade chilli powder

    I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my own
    in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -

    1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    1 heaped tsp onion powder
    1 tsp coriander
    1 tsp cumin powder
    1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    a pinch of cinnamon
    1 tbs paprika
    1 tbs smoked paprika

    Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.

  2. #2
    Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder

    On May 21, 5:13*pm, Kajikit <kaji...@jagcon.com> wrote:
    > I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    > horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my own
    > in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    > teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    > the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    >
    > 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    > 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    > 1 tsp coriander
    > 1 tsp cumin powder
    > 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    > a pinch of cinnamon
    > 1 tbs paprika
    > 1 tbs smoked paprika
    >
    > Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    > good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    > tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.


    The coriander is a surprise to me, but I bet it's terrific! Every
    chili powder blend I've ever seen had a goodly amount of oregano,
    Does the smoked paprika give you the same effect as chipotle powder?
    Lynn in Fargo
    Who likes the no-salt part!

  3. #3
    phil..c Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder

    Kajikit wrote:
    > I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    > horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my own
    > in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    > teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    > the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    >
    > 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    > 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    > 1 tsp coriander
    > 1 tsp cumin powder
    > 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    > a pinch of cinnamon
    > 1 tbs paprika
    > 1 tbs smoked paprika
    >
    > Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    > good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    > tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.

    The above looks worth a try .
    Although a tad confused why no ground chillies went in if one is to call
    it chilli powder

    But looks a decent mix. Thanks for posting it

    As we bought back a heap of fresh ingredients last week
    and a monster Mortar and pestle that needs a work out .

    One thing have noticed though with some brands of onion & garlic powder
    is the variance in tastes and strengths . Which brands did you use?

    Cheers p

  4. #4
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder

    phil..c wrote:

    >> I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    >> horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my own
    >> in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    >> teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    >> the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    >>
    >> 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    >> 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    >> 1 tsp coriander
    >> 1 tsp cumin powder
    >> 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    >> a pinch of cinnamon
    >> 1 tbs paprika
    >> 1 tbs smoked paprika
    >>
    >> Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    >> good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    >> tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.

    >
    > The above looks worth a try .
    > Although a tad confused why no ground chillies went in if one is to call
    > it chilli powder


    Ground cayenne, paprika, and smoked paprika *are* ground chiles.

    Bob

  5. #5
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder

    Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    > phil..c wrote:
    >
    >>> I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    >>> horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my own
    >>> in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    >>> teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    >>> the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    >>> 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    >>> 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    >>> 1 tsp coriander
    >>> 1 tsp cumin powder
    >>> 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    >>> a pinch of cinnamon
    >>> 1 tbs paprika
    >>> 1 tbs smoked paprika
    >>>
    >>> Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    >>> good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    >>> tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.

    >>
    >> The above looks worth a try .
    >> Although a tad confused why no ground chillies went in if one is to call
    >> it chilli powder

    >
    > Ground cayenne, paprika, and smoked paprika *are* ground chiles.
    >
    > Bob



    Yes. Barely. (IMHO it needs some ground guajillo or pulla or
    California or New Mexico chiles, and some ground anchos wouldn't hurt.)

    Bob

  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder

    On Thu, 21 May 2009 18:13:52 -0400, Kajikit wrote:

    > I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    > horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my own
    > in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    > teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    > the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    >
    > 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    > 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    > 1 tsp coriander
    > 1 tsp cumin powder
    > 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    > a pinch of cinnamon
    > 1 tbs paprika
    > 1 tbs smoked paprika
    >
    > Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    > good.


    That's how you do it. No WalMart needed.

    Try adding some citrus, some oil, and making it a marinade.

    -sw

  7. #7
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder

    On Thu, 21 May 2009 22:13:13 -0500, zxcvbob <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >> phil..c wrote:
    >>
    >>>> I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    >>>> horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my own
    >>>> in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    >>>> teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    >>>> the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    >>>> 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    >>>> 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    >>>> 1 tsp coriander
    >>>> 1 tsp cumin powder
    >>>> 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    >>>> a pinch of cinnamon
    >>>> 1 tbs paprika
    >>>> 1 tbs smoked paprika
    >>>>
    >>>> Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    >>>> good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    >>>> tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.
    >>>
    >>> The above looks worth a try .
    >>> Although a tad confused why no ground chillies went in if one is to call
    >>> it chilli powder

    >>
    >> Ground cayenne, paprika, and smoked paprika *are* ground chiles.
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    >
    >Yes. Barely. (IMHO it needs some ground guajillo or pulla or
    >California or New Mexico chiles, and some ground anchos wouldn't hurt.)
    >

    The point is that they are peppers. You may prefer one type over
    another, but the recipe contained peppers.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  8. #8
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder

    On Thu, 21 May 2009 16:15:56 -0700 (PDT), Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On May 21, 5:13*pm, Kajikit <kaji...@jagcon.com> wrote:
    >> I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    >> horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my own
    >> in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    >> teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    >> the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    >>
    >> 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    >> 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    >> 1 tsp coriander
    >> 1 tsp cumin powder
    >> 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    >> a pinch of cinnamon
    >> 1 tbs paprika
    >> 1 tbs smoked paprika
    >>
    >> Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    >> good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    >> tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.

    >
    >The coriander is a surprise to me, but I bet it's terrific! Every
    >chili powder blend I've ever seen had a goodly amount of oregano,
    >Does the smoked paprika give you the same effect as chipotle powder?
    >Lynn in Fargo
    >Who likes the no-salt part!


    I forgot - I put a tsp of ground oregano in it too! I used some
    coriander because I love it. I put it into just about everything :P No
    idea about chipotle, but I always put some smoked paprika into my
    chili to give it a more complex flavour.

  9. #9
    Kajikit Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder - addendum

    On Thu, 21 May 2009 18:13:52 -0400, Kajikit <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    >horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my own
    >in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    >teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    >the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    >
    >1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    >1 heaped tsp onion powder
    >1 tsp coriander
    >1 tsp cumin powder
    >1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    >a pinch of cinnamon
    >1 tbs paprika
    >1 tbs smoked paprika
    >
    >Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    >good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    >tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.


    If you want to make this chilli powder, I forgot an ingredient! As was
    pointed out to me, it also needs 1tsp ground oregano. Sorry about
    that!

  10. #10
    Default User Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder - addendum

    Kajikit wrote:

    > On Thu, 21 May 2009 18:13:52 -0400, Kajikit <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    > > horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my
    > > own in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    > > teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    > > the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    > >
    > > 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    > > 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    > > 1 tsp coriander
    > > 1 tsp cumin powder
    > > 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    > > a pinch of cinnamon
    > > 1 tbs paprika
    > > 1 tbs smoked paprika
    > >
    > > Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    > > good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    > > tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.

    >
    > If you want to make this chilli powder, I forgot an ingredient! As was
    > pointed out to me, it also needs 1tsp ground oregano. Sorry about
    > that!


    I don't bother with "chili powder", either store bought or homemade
    these days. I just have a variety of dried or ground chiles, plus other
    spices, that I use in making chili or whatever. Also canned chipoltes
    in adobo. I made some chip dip with some of the latter, sour cream, and
    shredded cheddar. It was . . . interesting. I'm not sure it was
    balanced quite right, but it wasn't bad.



    Brian

    --
    Day 109 of the "no grouchy usenet posts" project

  11. #11
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder - addendum

    On 22 May 2009 17:37:13 GMT, Default User wrote:

    > Kajikit wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 21 May 2009 18:13:52 -0400, Kajikit <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    >>> horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my
    >>> own in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    >>> teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    >>> the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -
    >>>
    >>> 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    >>> 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    >>> 1 tsp coriander
    >>> 1 tsp cumin powder
    >>> 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    >>> a pinch of cinnamon
    >>> 1 tbs paprika
    >>> 1 tbs smoked paprika
    >>>
    >>> Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    >>> good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    >>> tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.

    >>
    >> If you want to make this chilli powder, I forgot an ingredient! As was
    >> pointed out to me, it also needs 1tsp ground oregano. Sorry about
    >> that!

    >
    > I don't bother with "chili powder", either store bought or homemade
    > these days. I just have a variety of dried or ground chiles, plus other
    > spices, that I use in making chili or whatever. Also canned chipoltes
    > in adobo.


    if you try the chipotles in adobo for the first time in chili, start out
    easy. you can make some seriously hot chili with too much without hardly
    trying. i had to eat mine with *lots* of sour cream and cheese.

    your pal,
    blake

  12. #12
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder - addendum

    On May 22, 12:37*pm, "Default User" <defaultuse...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Kajikit wrote:
    > > On Thu, 21 May 2009 18:13:52 -0400, Kajikit <kaji...@jagcon.com>
    > > wrote:

    >
    > > > I ran out of the bought stuff and the brand I was using was pretty
    > > > horrible anyway... and DH wanted chilli so I decided to mix up my
    > > > own in an empty spice jar. I didn't measure, I just used a regular
    > > > teaspoon to scoopy the spices out of their individual jars and into
    > > > the empty one. So my measurements are very rough -

    >
    > > > 1 heaped tsp garlic powder
    > > > 1 heaped tsp onion powder
    > > > 1 tsp coriander
    > > > 1 tsp cumin powder
    > > > 1/2 tsp ground cayenne (if that!)
    > > > a pinch of cinnamon
    > > > 1 tbs paprika
    > > > 1 tbs smoked paprika

    >
    > > > Then I shook everything up and tried it and it tasted pretty darned
    > > > good. I didn't put any salt into it, and once I'd added a can of
    > > > tomato sauce to my meat it didn't need any salt at all.

    >
    > > If you want to make this chilli powder, I forgot an ingredient! As was
    > > pointed out to me, it also needs 1tsp ground oregano. Sorry about
    > > that!

    >
    > I don't bother with "chili powder", either store bought or homemade
    > these days. I just have a variety of dried or ground chiles, plus other
    > spices, that I use in making chili or whatever. Also canned chipoltes
    > in adobo. I made some chip dip with some of the latter, sour cream, and
    > shredded cheddar. It was . . . interesting. I'm not sure it was
    > balanced quite right, but it wasn't bad.


    Penzey's has these Aleppo chile flakes that are like nothing else:
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penze...ppopepper.html
    >
    > Brian


    --Bryan


  13. #13
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder - addendum

    blake murphy wrote:

    > if you try the chipotles in adobo for the first time in chili, start
    > out easy. you can make some seriously hot chili with too much
    > without hardly trying. i had to eat mine with *lots* of sour cream
    > and cheese.


    Heh, I made aem's shrimp recipe with the chipotles in adobo and
    should have taken his warning more seriously. Great dish, but
    boy was it hot. Those suckers look so innocent.

    nancy

  14. #14
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Homemade chilli powder - addendum

    On Sat, 23 May 2009 12:59:47 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > blake murphy wrote:
    >
    >> if you try the chipotles in adobo for the first time in chili, start
    >> out easy. you can make some seriously hot chili with too much
    >> without hardly trying. i had to eat mine with *lots* of sour cream
    >> and cheese.

    >
    > Heh, I made aem's shrimp recipe with the chipotles in adobo and
    > should have taken his warning more seriously. Great dish, but
    > boy was it hot. Those suckers look so innocent.
    >
    > nancy


    they do. they look like tomatoes or something.

    your pal,
    blake

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