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Easy 5-ingredient Homemade Chili Oil

This 5-ingredient homemade chili oil is one of the easiest recipe to make as a condiment to give your dishes a spicy kick. The recipe is delicious, gluten-free with a touch of sweetness.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: chilioil, Condiment, fromscratch
Author: woonheng


  • ¼ cup [20g] chili flakes used crushed pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce/tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (use less sugar or omit if preferred)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup [75g] oil use oil that can withstand high heat


  • Place all dry ingredients in a heat-safe bowl or mason jar.
  • Place oil in a tall shallow saucepan, then heat the oil to around 300-320°F (150-160°C).
  • Slowly pour hot oil into the ingredients' jar and stir to combine.


REMINDER: use oil that can withstand high heat
STORAGE: Chili oil last up to a month if stored in a tight jar. The amount of oil needs to cover all the chili flakes. 
The amount of oil in this recipe is less compared to other versions as I love to use the sediment in dishes instead of just the oil. So, feel free to adjust the amount of oil to your preference.