Whether its soups, stews, sauces, curries, marinades, enchiladas, casseroles or dry rubs for meats, chili powder has a significant position in all culinary preparations. So much so, it is easily incorporated even into the healthy and tempting burgers and pizzas. A powdered form of dried, ground chili peppers, chili powder produces different seasonings and is named depending upon the type of chili pepper used, say cayenne pepper. Besides true chili powder, you can find chili powder blend, made from a perfect mixture of cumin, salt, black pepper, paprika, cinnamon, oregano or garlic powder. Since this rich, colorful spice adds a piquant and flavorful taste to any delicacy, it is widely used in Indian dishes, Tex-Mex recipes, Chinese cuisines and Thai foods. Just a dash or two of chili powder can kick up the taste of your palate!
Chili pepper is a fruit pod from a plant belonging to the Capsicum annum species and a member of the nightshade family of Solanaceae, which also includes tomato, aubergine, and others. Apart from the burning sensation and fiery hotness that chili powder provides to the dishes, it is also a powerhouse of tremendous medicinal and health benefiting properties. Let''s check out the different nutritious advantages of sprinkling a dash of this hot and strong spice.Vitamin A =
A fine-ground chilli powder that is a perfect blend of colour and pungency.