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Mar 31, 2014 06:11 PM

KP Chili Powder

Looking for KP Chili Powder but can't find any locally (Bergen County). Is it not being made this year? If you have seen some, let me know where.

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  1. I don't think I've ever seen KFP chili powder. I have just about every KFP spice sold:
    bay leaves
    black pepper
    cayenne pepper
    cinnamon sticks
    crushed red pepper
    garlic powder
    onion powder
    pizza seasoning
    whole chili peppers
    white pepper

    but to my recollection, I don't think I've ever seen KFP chili powder.

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    1. re: queenscook

      I think I had some by Pereg a few years ago. According to this blog it was made at some time -

    2. there's definitely cayenne pepper but I don't know about chili powder

      1. No KLP brand is likely to match your "usual" brand exactly, because chili powder recipes differ. On the other hand, crushed red pepper, oregano, garlic powder, cumin, whole small hot red chilies dried - most of the ingredients are available. Probably not smoked chilies, but you could come pretty close with a homemade blend.

        Or use one of the schwarma or bar-b-cue spice blends Pereg has sold in recent years.

        1. I think most people consider cumin not to be kosher l'Pesach, and it's an ingredient of chili powder.

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          1. re: ganeden

            Sephardim, always ate kitniyot on Pesach, of course. I doubt they had ever heard of it In the old Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, which may account for its appearance on post-war American kitniyot lists. The OU moved it from the kitniyot column to the column: "The following are not considered Kitniyot, but may require special checking" a few years ago.

            This household celebrated with fireworks and tagine served over quinoa.

            1. re: AdinaA

              How does one properly prepare fireworks? Braised or stir fried? I can't imagine boiled would be very good.

              1. re: masteraleph

                Oh, braised by all means, fried could be dangerous.

              2. re: AdinaA

                Last year, I saw KLP cumin and was a little confused because I thought a lot of Ashkenazim viewed it as kitniyot. As a cumin lover and kitniyot eater, I always thought this was ridiculous. I've seen saffron listed on some lists of kitniyot, has that been similarly altered?

                1. re: CloggieGirl

                  The OU has a different position on kitnyiot than the Star K or the CRC. I find that the OU is more liberal than some of the other kashrut agencies regarding what is not considered kitnyiot.

                  1. re: CloggieGirl

                    yes. Saffron, which isn't even a seed for crying out loud, has also been moved from column B(anned) to column A(pproved) by the OU

                    1. re: CloggieGirl

                      When I first moved to California we found It's Delish cumin for Pesach with the heart K hashgacha. A few years later our LOR told us that cumin was kitnyot. It's Delish stopped certifying cumin a year later.

                      1. re: SoCal Mother

                        I defy any human to mistake ground cumin for flour made from any of the five grains. Or to bake pure ground kitniyot into something that could be mistaken for bread or cake. It is not a legume. It is a flower picked by hand. This sort of thing gives kashrut authorities a bad reputation. And removes a pleasure from the chag.

                        1. re: AdinaA

                          I have a feeling that the kashrut authorities who started those decisions (cumin, saffron, etc) are ones who wouldn't miss it anyway. I'm glad that some authorities are giving those questions more consideration.

                          1. re: AdinaA

                            Yet i can make brownies from cocoa. Shhhhhhh!!!

                  2. Two foods I wish were KFP that I haven't seen yet are chili powder and chipotles.