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Paprika - Homemade Paprika Powder | Make Paprika Powder at Home

Sumit Malhotra
Paprika - Homemade Paprika Powder | Make Paprika Powder at Home - Paprika is made from the Capsicum Pepper. But, you basically need to start paprika long before you want the powder by growing or obtaining the right kind of peppers.
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Prep Time 200 d
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 200 d 10 mins
Course Spices
Cuisine Hungarian, World
Servings 100 Gram
Calories 282 kcal


  • 15 Piece Red Bell Peppers
  • Vitamin D From Sunlight


  • Dry the red bell peppers by stringing them and hanging them in a dry place. (In India it will takes about 200 days)
  • Dry the red bell peppers in a food dehydrator.
  • The peppers must be totally dry!
  • Remove the stems and the seeds too, if you are making hot paprika
  • Cut or break the peppers into small enough pieces that they fit in your spice or coffee grinder.
  • Put the peppers (and seeds for hot paprika) into the spice or coffee grinder and grind them into a powder.
  • Sift through the paprika to make sure that it is all powder or pass it through the sieve. Repeat the process for what's left.
  • Store your paprika in an airtight glass jar.


  • To make smoked paprika, put the bell peppers in your smoker and use oak wood to smoke your red bell peppers dry.
  • To make sweet paprika, use the same process after removing the seeds.
  • It is essential that you select thin-walled paprika for the drying process. Thick wall red capsicum may rot especially in humid places.
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