If you like spicy food as much as I do, you in for a treat. In this VLog, I will show you how to make chili powder. I am using my homegrown Thai chili peppers and they are super hot! I have three different Thai Chili plants from which I harvest the peppers from for this chili powder.
I am using some very under-ripe peppers from one of the plants to keep the heat level edible. Another way to keep the heat level “low”, is to remove the seeds before putting the peppers into the dehydrator.
Store-bought chili powder has a beautiful color but when it comes to taste, it does not compare to homegrown and homemade chili powder. That is partially due to the fact that store-bought chili powder is mixed with other seasonings. My homemade chili powder is a singular dried chili powder as its ingredients are made up of only chili peppers. The deeply rich flavor is very addicting.
Moreover, it just feels wonderful to eat your own homegrown food knowing that the peppers were not treated with pesticides. In my humble opinion, good food starts with good ingredients. On that note, let’s get started – there are only 3 simple steps.
How to Make Thai Chili Powder
- Wash and dry the peppers thoroughly.
- De-hydrate at 145 degrees for about 8 hours.
- Usea coffee or spice grinder to grind up the dried peppers into a fine powder.