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How to Make Chili Flakes at Home

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Homemade chili flakes

Homemade chili flakes

You Can Make Chili Flakes in Ten Minutes

Chili flakes are one of the ingredients we use in our regular cooking. Many people buy them from the market. Homemade chili flakes have better quality and a longer shelf-life.

You can easily make chili flakes at home. To start with, clean the red chilies and remove the stalk. Next, spread them under the sun, until they are crispy. Alternatively, you can make them dry by placing them in a warm oven.

Next, put them in a mixer. Pulse 2 to 3 times or run the mixer 2 to 3 times for a very short time. Store these chili flakes in an air-tight container and use them for months, whenever needed.

Now, let me share with you the detailed recipe.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

A cup of chili flakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry red chilies

Instructions

  1. Select flat-skinned dry red chilies. Remove the stem. Spread them in the sun for one or two days. They will become crispy.
  2. Alternatively, you can keep them inside a warm oven and turn off the oven. After some time, the chilies will become crispy.
  3. Next, put these chilies inside a blender or mixer. Pulse or grind in the mixer 2 to 3 times for a very short period or until you get proper chili flakes.
  4. Store this in an air-tight jar and use it for months.

Step-by-Step Photo Guide

Step 1: Spread the dry red chilies under the sun for about two days or until the chilies are crispy. Alternatively, you can put them inside a warm oven for some time to make them crispy. Next, put them in a mixer.

Step 1: Spread the dry red chilies under the sun for about two days or until the chilies are crispy. Alternatively, you can put them inside a warm oven for some time to make them crispy. Next, put them in a mixer.

Step two: Pulse the mixer 2 or 3 times for a very short period. Otherwise, if you run it for a longer time, you may get chili powder instead of chili flakes. You should be careful in this step. Pulse until you get the needed consistency.

Step two: Pulse the mixer 2 or 3 times for a very short period. Otherwise, if you run it for a longer time, you may get chili powder instead of chili flakes. You should be careful in this step. Pulse until you get the needed consistency.

Now you have homemade chili flakes.

Now you have homemade chili flakes.

Store them in an air-tight container and use them for months!

Store them in an air-tight container and use them for months!