If you love Mexican food, tajin seasoning should undoubtedly be at the top of your list! But assume that you run out of your store-bought container and have no time to run to the store for restocking. So, on that note, we are thrilled to teach you how to make tajin seasoning at home.
We don’t want to lie. You actually need some special ingredients to make this- not a whole bunch of them but just a one or two. But we are sure you’ll never disappoint with this homemade batch since it is full of flavor and even comes better than the conventional product. So, let’s get into mixing!
How To Make Tajin Seasoning At Home? (Step-By-Step Guide)
Tajin seasoning originally calls for mildly hot chili peppers. So, when making this, you can combine two or three types of mild red chili peppers of your choice. You can use this with savory dishes, fruits, snacks, and even cocktails or mocktails!
Preparation time- 20 minutes | Cooking time- 05 minutes | Additional time- 05 minutes
Get ready with the ingredients and equipment required.
- 50g of chiles de arbol
- 50g of guajillo peppers
- One tablespoon of fine sea salt
- Two teaspoons of dehydrated lime juice powder
- Two teaspoons of citric acid
- A spice grinder
- One large frying pan or a skillet
- A wooden spoon
- A mixing bowl
- A well-fitting spice container or a jar
Slit the chilies and remove the seeds and the membranes.
Keep the frying pan or the skillet on medium-low heat and put the chilies into it once the pan is heated. Dry-roast the chilies until they start to omit a fruity aroma. This will take about 3 to 5 minutes. Once the chilies are roasted, remove them from the pan and transfer them to a plate to cool down.
When the chilies are cooled down, break them into pieces using your hands and put them into the spice grinder. Grind all the chilies until they are ground to a semi-fine state.
Fajita seasoning is another blend from Mexican cuisine that can be easily put together at home. Click here and refer to our post to get our step-by-step guide to making the best homemade fajita seasoning.
Put the ground chilies into the mixing bowl and add salt, citric acid, and dehydrated lime juice powder. It would be best if you could run the lime juice powder through a small sieve so that you can get rid of the tiny clumps.
Whisk everything together thoroughly until all the ingredients are well-combined. You can use your homemade tajin seasoning immediately or store it in an airtight glass spice jar/container until you want to use it.
Tasty Notes From SpiceRally…
- If you don’t have chiles de Arbol or guajillo chilies, you can use any type of mild chili peppers such as Mulatto, pasillas, or chipotle.
- If you cannot find any of these chili pepper varieties, go ahead and substitute two types of mild chili powders. You can use one tablespoon of each chili powder.
- A dash of cayenne pepper powder or smoked paprika will also give an amazing punch to your mix.
- If dehydrated lemon juice powder is not around, you can use dried lemon or lime zest instead. But the flavor would have a slight difference.
We have not added sugar to our recipe. But if you crave some sweetness in your seasoning, you can follow up with about half a teaspoon!