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Simple Quick Chili Oil

Chili Oil is great on dumplings and all. This stuff is so easy to make and really only takes a few minutes of active time. So if you’re not making your own chili oil at home yet, it’s time to start.

What You Will Need

  • A heat safe bowl
  • small pot
  • teaspoon for stirring


  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable oil (Olive oil can work but adds its own flavour)
  • 1 Clove garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup chili crushed flakes


  • add garlic, chili flakes and salt to a heat safe bowl
  • in a small pot, heat the oil,  test by dropping a single chili flake or pinch of powdered spice – it should immediately sizzle.
  • pour hot oil into heat proof bowl with spices.
  • The mixture should immediately sizzle.
  • Leave to cool and stir occasionally to help flavours infuse


Coconut oil is best as it has a higher smoke point when heating.

You can vary the levels of garlic and chili flakes/powder to your tastes.

Crushed chili flakes available in most groceries

The longer you leave the oil to infuse, the better the flavour, make a batch and let steep for a few days