What is the difference between chili powder and red chili powder?
There's a big difference between plain dried red chiles sold in
a powdered form ("chili powder") and a real chili powder spice mix
that's ready for Mexican dishes. Make sure you're getting the mix
by checking for ingredients such as oregano, cumin, garlic, salt,
and, of course, red chiles. Or make your own and try a blend of red
peppers and additions like coriander, paprika, or cloves. Use it
for any kind of appetizer or main dish that you want to have a
smoky, warm flavor - and don't forget it for your chili! Chili
powder is mild and red chili powder is dynomite!