I have a hard time keeping chili powder in the house, and it can be really expensive! I decided to try my hand at making my own, and while it’s not the yummy red kind that I usually use, I think it’s going to be really good.
First, I sliced some pasilla chilies, removing the tops and cleaning out the seeds and the membranes, into 8ths. Next, I placed them on my dehydrator racks, with a small bit of space in between each peace for circulation, and let them dehydrate. Honestly, it took a few days for them to get completely dry, but at least twice per day I would rotate the racks, and at least once per day, I would turn the pieces over for even dehydration. I let them dry until they were brittle.
Once they were finished dehydrating, I put some in the blender (1 cup at a time or they get stuck!) and grind them up. As you can see, there are a few seeds still in mine, that’s ok for me, but make sure to remove them all if you don’t like them. I think there is extra heat in those seeds, so take extra care if that matters to you.
This was so simple to do, and at .33/lb for these chilies, it was a good choice for me. This can be done with any type of chilies, understanding that smaller chilies will take less time to dehydrate.
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