Mouthwatering Recipes to Spice Up Your Dish with Chilli Powder

Adding chili powder to your dishes can add a delightful kick of heat and flavor. Here are three mouthwatering recipes that incorporate chili powder to spice up your meals:

1. Spicy Chicken Tacos:


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 small tortillas
  • Toppings: diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, grated cheese, diced onions, sour cream, chopped cilantro


  1. In a bowl, mix the chili powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Rub the spice mixture onto the chicken slices.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook the chicken slices until browned and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  5. Warm the tortillas and assemble the tacos with the cooked chicken and desired toppings.

2. Spicy Black Bean Soup:


  • 2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Toppings: sour cream, chopped cilantro, grated cheese, sliced avocado


  1. In a large pot, sauté the onion, garlic, and red bell pepper until softened.
  2. Add the chili powder, cumin powder, and smoked paprika. Cook for another minute.
  3. Add the black beans, vegetable broth, and diced tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Use an immersion blender to partially blend the soup for a thicker consistency.
  6. Stir in lime juice. Adjust seasonings if needed.
  7. Serve the soup with your choice of toppings.

3. Spicy Roasted Vegetables:


  • Assorted vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, onions, broccoli)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Chop the vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  3. In a bowl, toss the vegetables with olive oil, chili powder, cumin powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Spread the seasoned vegetables on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized.
  6. Serve the roasted vegetables as a side dish or over rice.

These recipes showcase how chili powder can elevate the flavor and heat level of your dishes. Adjust the amount of chili powder to your preference for spiciness. Enjoy these flavorful meals with a delightful kick!

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