Chile Pepper Powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices. It is used as a spice to add pungency or piquancy and flavor to dishes.

Chili powder is used in many different cuisines, including American cuisine, particularly in Tex-MexChineseIndianKoreanMexicanPortuguese, and Thai. Chili powder blends are the primary flavor ingredient in chili con carne.

Chili powder is sometimes known by the specific type of chili pepper used. Varieties of chili peppers used to make chili powder include Aleppoanchocayennechipotlechile de árbolCheongyangjalapeñoNew Mexicopasilla, and piri piri chili peppers.

Gochugaru (고춧가루gochutgaru or gochu-garu), which literally translates as “chili powder”, is chili powder or flakes used in Korean cuisine.Traditionally made from sun-dried chili peppers known as taeyang-chogochugaru has a complex flavor profile with spicy, sweet, and slightly smoky tastes, and heat level may vary from mild to very hot in varieties made from Cheongyang chili peppers.

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