Hot pepper powder is made from finely ground dried hot peppers and is used to make Korean gochujang (hot pepper paste). It’ll give your gochujang a nice silky texture.
Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Tagged: 고추가루, 고추장용 고추가루, gochujang ingredients, gochujangyong gochugaru, hot pepper powder, korean food, Korean ingredient photo, korean ingredients, Korean kitchen, Korean red chili powder, Korean seasonings
Maangchi i think i made mistake for buying red pepper powder istead of hot pepper flakes. I want to make kimchi. Can i use that red pepper powder to make kimchi like you use hot pepper flakes? Will it be different for the taste of my kimchi? Thank you Maangchi… i really need your help. God bless you.
Yes, you can use hot pepper powder instead of hot pepper flakes when you make kimchi. Only difference between flakes and powder is how finely they ground.
Is this only used to make gochujang?
yes, it is.
I think I saw in one of your videos you mentioned some hot pepper powder that was very hot and some that was very mild. I was at a Korean market yesterday, and they had quite a few types of this ingredient. But I couldn’t tell how hot they were. I love things super spicy but my family doesn’t. So I wanted to get some hot and some mild. But I couldn’t at all tell how hot each was. Is there any way for someone who can’t read any Korean to tell how hot it is?
Check this out please: http://www.maangchi.com/ingredient/hot-pepper-flakes
Maewoon gochugaru: very spicy hot pepper flakes
Deol Maewoon gochugaru: less spicy hot pepper flakes (mild)
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