In India, we call Red Chile Powder lal mirch. This red powder made from dried chiles adds color and heat to a dish. Use sparingly for milder notes, but if you like spicy food, you'll want to be more generous. This chile is the ground powder of the chile peppers and should not be mistaken with chili powder, which is a combination of chile and other spices that is often used to make Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes. In fiery Indian curries, lal mirch is a must and is used generously. But, if you are new to spicy foods, use it sparingly until you are comfortable with heat levels. A pinch or two even after you have prepared your dish is a perfect start. Use it as a pop of flavor on anything from sauteed potatoes to deviled eggs.
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