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Surabhi Sehgal
The perfect accompaniment to your dumplings, noodles and soups. This recipe packs a punch.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
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