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How to Make Ancho Chili Powder

Grinding your own ancho chili powder is easy and the best way to preserve the flavour from these tasty dried peppers.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 100 ml
Cost: $8/6€


  • 4-6 pc ancho chili peppers


  • Make sure the chilies and the blender parts are all very dry before starting.
  • Remove the seeds and stems by cutting off the top of the chilies with sharp scissors and emptying out them out.
  • Seal the blender lid very well and blend on low speed. Gradually increase to high speed and blend for about 1 minute.
  • Turn off the machine and wait 1-2 minutes for the dust to settle. (Get ready to sneeze!)
  • Use a spatula to carefully remove the powder from the blender. There will be a large amount of powder stuck to the lid of the blender that you won’t want to miss.
  • Keep in a sealed container, in a cool dark place for up to 3 months for maximum flavour.
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