Originally Posted by Saiko
Hrm, don't know about a small food processor, but a large processor probably wouldn't be able to grind the spices into a powder. You could test it by throwing a small handful of peppercorns into your processor and see what happens. If it is able to grind them into a fine powder, then it should work for the chilis and cumin.
Do what I do..take your dried chilis...put the in a blender. Add some water and blend till you have a paste. You can freeze what you don't need. What I like about doing this is I can put some of the chili paste on the table and you can add more if you want more bite!