How To Make Chili Oil in 10 Minutes

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Chili oil is one of the easiest oils to make at home, as it requires nothing but a vegetable oil of some kind (olive oil is popular) and your chili peppers (dried or fresh) of choice. In different parts of the world, chili oil may be prepared with a more complex recipe, or involve multiple oils and other spices, but a traditional chili oil is extremely simple. So if you are looking for a simple recipe on how to make chili oil at home, look no further!

Close up of a chili oil bottle, infused with whole chilis and black pepper

How To Make Chili Oil

If you like your food spicy, get ready to get addicted to this!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chili oil
Appliance: Hot plate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 chili peppers (dried or fresh)


  • Slice the chili peppers length-wise (remove the seeds to eliminate some of the “heat value”)
  • Add the oil and sliced chili peppers into a frying pan.
  • Fry the chili peppers in the oil for at least 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Strain the oil into a glass jar and allow to cool.
  • Store the oil in a dry, dark and cool place.
  • Alternatively, you can infuse olive oil with chili peppers. For this, in a clean glass jar or bottle, add 1-2 chili peppers, depending on how spicy you would like it.
  • In a pan, heat a cup of olive oil until it begins to smoke. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the oil to cool down.
  • Now, carefully pour the oil into the glass container with the chili peppers. The oil can keep in this airtight container for six months. The chili pepper will infuse the oil over time, making it deliciously spicy. You can even add fresh, whole black peppercorns to the oil.
    Close up of a chili oil bottle, infused with whole chilis and black pepper


You can use almond oil or peanut oil in place of extra virgin olive oil
An even more potent oil preparation can be made by extracting the oil from the seeds of chili peppers. The “heat value” of the oil will depend on the type of chili pepper you choose.
You can use chili oil to flavor rice and noodle dishes. If you like your food spicy, you can add a dash of your home-made chili oil to meats, curries, pasta, and salads too.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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