(Yield: 1 cup)|
4 large dried mild chili peppers
2 medium dried hot chili peppers
4 teaspoons cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
1/4 cup oregano
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Remove stems and seeds from peppers. Cut peppers into small pieces. Place in a heavy skillet. Add cumin, cloves, coriander, and allspice. Over low heat, stirring constantly, cook until mixture begins to crackle and gives off the aroma of the peppers. Cool to room temperature.
Place pepper mixture in blender. Add oregano, garlic powder, salt, and sugar; blend to a find powder. Spoon into a screw-top jar.
Use to season eggs, poultry, beef, and lamb.