Homemade chilli oil

Homemade chilli oil

Chilli oil is perfect to give as a homemade edible present for use in salad dressings, stir-fries or on pizzas. Make in small amounts, though, as it doesn't keep for long!


  • 450ml/17fl oz olive oil (not virgin)

  • 20g/┬żoz dried red chilli flakes

  • 3-4 whole dried red chillies

Preparation method

  1. Gently warm the olive oil in a saucepan. Add the chilli flakes and whole chillies to the oil and heat for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave the oil to cool slightly.

  2. When the oil has cooled, carefully strain it into a sterilised, sealable glass bottle using a funnel. Add dried chillies from the pan and seal the bottle.

  3. Keep the bottle in the refrigerator and use within one week.

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