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Chili Powder

Post by Bob K » 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.

Chili Powder

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?
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Re: Chili Powder

Post by Devo » 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.
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Post by ssorllih » 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.
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Post by sambal badjak » 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).
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Post by ssorllih » Fri Dec 05, 2014 06:21

Some call that paprika. I also call it chili powder. http://gernot-katzers-spice-pages.com/e ... redirect=1
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Post by sambal badjak » 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
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Post by ssorllih » 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.
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