Cascabels are available dried whole, powdered and sometimes pureed. See the where to buy section for purchasing information.
Cascabel powder is very hard to find. Given the small size of the chile compared to the waste (seeds, veins, stem) it tit is costly to produce. This is simply the dried whole chili, ground up into a fine powder. Use as you would any chili powder for a nutty smoky flavor. We do carry cascabel powder at GourmetSleuth.com. Cascabel Chiles, Whole The most commonly sold form of this chile is whole, dried. The chile can be toasted then ground, or hydrated and made it a sauce or paste. Cascabel Chili Paste (Puree)
Chiles can be hydrated and blended into a paste. The paste will last for several months refrigerated and stored in a tightly sealed jar.
A type of mole sauce made from cascabel chiles. The sauce can be used with any meat, chicken or for making enchiladas or tacos.