chili powder


Definition of chili powder 

: a spice mixture made with ground chiles

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Chaat masala is an otherworldly spice mixture in Indian cuisine often consisting of amchoor (dry mango powder), cumin, coriander, black salt (also known as kala namak), asafetida (sort of like Indian MSG), and chili powder. Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit, "The Indian Spice Mix I Put on Almond Butter Toast, and Everything Else Honestly," 7 May 2018 Tex-Mex Stuffed Cabbage An enticing contrast of sweet and spicy, this Southwestern-style cabbage is made with ground turkey, onion, chili powder, brown sugar, tomato sauce, white rice, raisins and cumin. Staff, Woman's Day, "10 Scrumptious Stuffed Foods," 5 Aug. 2010 In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, oil, sugar, garlic, cumin, chili powder and salt. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Make a salsa with strawberries instead of tomatoes," 2 June 2018 Stir in the garlic, chili powder, and cumin and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Quick Turkey Chili," 26 Aug. 2014 Applied Iguana Rid and placed mothballs and sprinkled a concoction of garlic, lemon juice and chili powder (only worked temporarily). Linda Robertson, miamiherald, "South Florida is suffering from an iguana infestation. A solution? Think barbecue.," 11 July 2018 Olive oil, coconut vinegar, smoked paprika, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, and lots of salt and pepper! Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Danica Patrick shares her favorite dessert recipes, plus which one Aaron Rodgers loves," 21 June 2018 In a large bowl, mix together ground sirloin, ground chuck, Worcestershire sauce, remaining 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce, Montreal steak seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and mustard. Daniel Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Burgers with pizzazz: Surf 'n' turf burger judged best in annual BBQ contest," 18 June 2018 Cut kernels from cob, and add to the Vitamix A3500 Blender with roasted red peppers, vegetable broth, garlic, olive oil, butter, chili powder, paprika, and salt. Vitamix, Bon Appetit, "Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Soup with Cheesy Croutons," 11 June 2018

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of chili powder

: a dry powder that is made of chilies and other spices and that is used to give food a hot flavor

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