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    Red chilli powder

    Chilli powder or powdered chili is the ground, dried fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices, when it may be known as chili powder or chili powder blend. It is used as a spice to add piquance and flavor to dishes. In American English the name of the fruit or the pure powder may be spelled "chile" or "chili", and in the blend it is spelled "chili". In British English the spelling "chilli" is used consistently. Chili powder is sometimes known by the specific type of chili pepper used (such as cayenne pepper). It is used in many different cuisines, including Indian, Tex-Mex, Chinese and Thai.