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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 19:31
A lot of recipes call for chili powder. In the United States, we are used to chili powder referring to a blend of many spices like this.
Ingredients: Chile Pepper, Salt, Cumin, Oregano, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper and Crushed Red Pepper
It also can mean plain ground chili pepper.
What do you use?
Re: Chili Powder
Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 19:38
Bob K wrote:A lot of recipes call for chili powder. In the United States, we are used to chili powder referring to a blend of many spices. It also can mean ground chili pepper.
What do you use?
I buy it in bulk like most of my spices. It really dose not break it down on the description to really tell. I do notice though that it is a lot darker in color than stuff you buy in the super market.
Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 21:35
Every few years I buy a package of every variety of dried chili's that I can find further dry them, seed and stem them and then mill them for chili powder. I add cumin separately.
Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 06:09
I grow my own chili's and dry them.
To me chili powder, means ground (powdered) dried chili's......
It tends to confuse me a bit in USA recipes.
Any which way, I tend not to buy spice mixes but make my own (and that also applies to curry powder, curry pastes, chili pastes etc).
Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 06:21
Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:17
paprika (or bell pepper) is related to the chili.
To me paprika powder has no heat, or hardly any, whereas chili powder has loads (if it is not stale)
I suppose it is all in the semantics and changes a bit per country and language.
Paprika in Dutch is what the English call bell pepper, and here they call it pepper
Paprika powder is the above fruit (the red variety), dried and ground.
Paprika (Southern Africa) is what I would call paprika powder.
Chili is the hot stuff
Ah. what the heck, everyone to their own, but it makes sense to ask people what they mean exactly if you are not sure
What's in a name, that what I call chili will taste as hot by any other name
(free after W. Shakespeare)
Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 15:43
The link that I posted discusses the range of peppers used to make paprika and chili powder. Practically all dried and ground peppers(capsicum) are classified as paprika and labeled according to the heat.