Chilli Powder


Chili powder is a red-colored blend of powdered spices, dried and is a pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, a blend of spices that is not simply ground up chili peppers. Chili powder is known by the specific type of chili pepper used used to make chili powder include Aleppo, ancho, cayenne, chipotle, chile de árbol, jalapeño, New Mexico, pasilla, and piri piri chili peppers. 

Characteristics

Mildly to moderately spicy, depending on the mixture of cayenne pepper.

Aromatic and savory spices in the blend.

Contains high concentration of capsaicin.

 

Uses

1. Making chili con carne or flavoring beans or meat.

2. Add pungency or piquancy and flavor to dishes.

3. Adds lots of flavor to dishes while being very low in calories.

4. Spice blend made with cayenne, cumin, and garlic.