Steaming hot Potstickers dunked in Chilli Oil, Soy Sauce and loads of fresh julienned Ginger. This is how I’ve loved eating dumplings for years. I’ve never made Chili Oil or dumplings at home, however I’m so glad I gave in and gave it a try. I have a long way to go with my dumpling making skills however this Chilli Oil is on point. .
Although there are many different ways you can make Chili Oil with various herbs, spices etc, I absolutely love how magical garlic and sesame tastes with red chillies.

Do try and let me know what you think. You can tag me in your pictures on Instagram @supaintsonplates #supaintsonplates. I would love to hear from you.



CHILI OILSurabhi Sehgal
The perfect accompaniment to your dumplings, noodles and soups. This recipe packs a punch.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dips, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 1 Jar


  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 15 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Seasme Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Chili Powder coarsely ground
  • Salt to taste


  • Add Oil to a saucepan and cook on a low flame until the Oil is hot
  • Now add 12-15 cloves of lightly crushed garlic (I like to leave the skin on), heat this oil on a low flame for 10-15 minutes until the garlic gently cooks and obtains a light brown colour
  • Add 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Add 1/2 Cup Coarse chilly powder (I made my own in a blender with whole chillies) and salt to taste to a thick glass jar or bowl
  • Pour ththe piping hot oil and garlic cloves over the chilly powder and stir well until everything is mixed
  • Once the chili oil cools down, you can secure the lid, refrigerate it and use it upto a month.
Keyword chili oil, garlic chili oil, red chili oil, seasme oil, spicy

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