Roll out the red carpet.
Relatively mild in heat, but full of flavor and zing, the real magic here is in the vivid red hue. Add a bright pop of color to your curries and tandoori chicken—then tag us in your ‘grams.
The Bio Data
Hotter than paprika, but milder than cayenne, this red chili powder breathes life into many Indian dishes.
If a recipe calls for red chili powder (sometimes known as lal mirchi), you're not only getting flavorful heat but beautiful color. Skip the substitutes, and paint the town red. You might get caught red-handed, but you were definitely doing something right.
Okay, we’re done with the puns.
For some inspiration on where to start with red chili powder, check these out:
Kashmiri Hot Sauce (for this recipe use half red chili powder & half paprika)