Chili Spice Mix

A while back, I gave my eldest daughter a bag of chili powder for a recipe that we were making together.  I left the bag of spice with her.  She mistook the chili powder (pure hot Punjabi red chili powder) for a chili spice blend and made chili for her family.  Thankfully, all of them survived the super-hot meal though my very supportive son-in-law may have sweated out 8 or 12 pounds or so.

We laugh about that story every time we talk about chili spice and spice blends.  It just never gets old around here.  It’s a great example of how everyone, no matter their skill level, is going to make mistakes cooking.  Roll with them, it’s not the end of the world and it’s the mistakes and how you handle them that will make a great cook (hopefully with a very developed sense of humour).

This video will become available on or after April 12, 2017.  In the meantime, please enjoy the recipe below!

Here is the blend of spices that I use to make Chili Spice Mix (*ahem, Sylvia – that is Chili Spice Mix)

Oma’s Chili Spice Mix

6 tablespoons red chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
4 tablespoons oregano
2 teaspoons coriander powder
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
2 teaspoons salt

Combine all ingredients in an air-tight glass container and shake until evenly combined.

That’s it.  It’s that easy.

Like all other spice blends, feel free to adjust the recipe to suit your own taste.  Personalize it.  This blend has a moderate amount of heat relative to the other spices in the blend.  You can make it hotter or milder, add more cumin (mmmmmmmmm cumin) or less, add other spices or substitute whole spices for ground.  Whatever makes you happy peeps!

Peace and love,



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