Chilli flakes yes you can make red chilli flakes at home easily with just 1 available ingredient that is red chillies. Chilli flakes add so much flavour and heat to your dish especially for pizza, pasta etc. This can be stored and used for many months.
First remove the stem from red chillies. Choose medium sized or big variety chillies, the smaller ones get burnt easily. Choose fresh red chillies to get bright red and spicy chilli flakes.Dry roast red chillies till it turns crisp. When you try to break it, it should break and not bend thats the correct stage so till then keep roasting in low flame. Also cool down and then try to break and see only then it will break easily.
Roast in low medium flame until crisp. Do not let the color change. Brown spots here and there is ok..Switch off and cool down completely.Now break each roasted red chilli to check. If its bending then roast for few more mins. If it breaks easily then transfer to mixer jar.See it breaks easily. Just break each chilli into 2 and add to mixer jar.
Pulse it 3-4 times, don’t over do. I had very less quantity so pulse at one go, but if you have more then do it in batches to get perfect chilli flakes just as in shops.Transfer to a plate and spread it to cool down. Cool down completely then transfer to airtight container, which is dry and clean. Enjoy !