You never quite know what you are getting with store blended chili powder. This is a blend I like for my own chili powder. It does not have much heat, is not heavy on the cumin, yet provides a good, rich depth of seasoning. It can be used with other spices for many South and Central American dishes.
Makes a scant third-cup.
- 2 Tbsp dry cilantro
- 2 Tbsp plain paprika
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
- Place the cilantro in a mortar and pestle, spice mill, or food chopper and process it until fine.
- Place cilantro in a small bowl, and add the paprika, garlic powder, cumin powder, and cayenne. Mix all ingredients well.
- Place in a tightly capped spice jar.