Have you ever wondered how chili powder is made? You can easily make it at home using your mortar and pestle!
Chili powder is crushed into a beautiful red powder that is used for different cuisines in different cultures. By making your own you can control the spiciness and you'll know that no additives are in your chili powder compared to the store-bought products. Properly stored it can last for a couple of years.
We are sharing with you a simple recipe for a Thai red chili powder with just 2 ingredients: 200g chilies and 1 tsp of salt.
Thank you again @shitmendycooks for sharing this recipe with us.
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Easy Homemade Chili Powder
200G Red Jinda chilies, fresh or dried
1 TBSP Salt
Mortar and Pestle (Like Krok)
Dry the fresh chilies in the sun for 3-4 days (you can also use a dehydrator or slowly dry them in the oven). If you have dried chilies, proceed to step 2.
Add the chilies and salt into a pan on low heat and keep stirring for about 15-20 min or until chilies turn dark (see photos). The salt will help the chilies to roast and not burn.
Let the chilies cool down before placing them in your KROK mortar. Pound until it turns into powder.
Store in a sealed jar or container up to a couple of years.
Note : to reduce the spiciness you can deseed your chilies.