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Chili oil recipe

How to make Chili Oil? This is something you must know if you are a fan of Asian food. This simple condiment needs only 3 ingredients and gets ready in 5 minutes. Add it to to your Asian stir-fries, noodles, or just serve as a side dish with dumplings, it will take your food to another level.
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 0 minutes
Making time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 17kcal


  • 1 cup canola/ peanut oil
  • 3 tbsp crushed dried Asian chili peppers
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt


  • Put the crushed chili pepper and salt in a bowl or jar.
  • Heat oil in a small pan. Switch off the gas a few seconds before it reaches the smoking point.
  • Pour it over the chili pepper. Mix well.
  • Transfer it to an air tight container and use in your Asian stir fries, soups, noodles or serve as a dipping sauce. It can be stored for 2 months.


  • You can easily find crushed dried chili peppers in any Asian store. However, if you couldn't it, grind dried whole chili peppers in a spice grinder. It should be finer than chili flakes but coarser than chili powder. Add some chili powder it and mix. Use this mixture in the recipe.
  • Any variety of chili can be used depending upon your heat preference.
  • Do not over-heat the oil otherwise chili pepper will get burned.
  • Put the chili pepper and salt in a deep bowl and be careful while pouring hot oil over them. The hot oil will start bubbling on getting poured over the chili. If you use a small bowl it will come out.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg