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East African Street Chili Powder Recipe (Pilipili Mwitu)

East African Street Chili Powder Recipe (Pilipili Mwitu)

Easy homemade chili powder seasoning mix, just like the East African classic chili seasoning used on street food. Perfect for sprinkling over any roasted or barbecued dishes.

It’s so quick and easy to make homemade Pilipili Mwitu. It is a spicy chili blend that is paired with most of East Africa’s classic street food, from our seasonal sweet and sour mangoes to roast corn and steamed cassava. Its bright well-balanced flavor brings out the best in any roasted or barbecued dish.

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East African Street Chili (Pilipili Mwitu)

  • Author: Rumasha Beni



¼ cup red chili flakes

¼ cup of salt

1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs

1 tablespoon of smoked paprika

1 teaspoon of lemon zest

1 teaspoon of granulated sugar


  1. Pour your teaspoon of sugar into a spice grinder and grind into a powder consistency.


  • Serve with lemon halves for chili application

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