Garlic Ginger Chili Oil | Mountain Cravings
Garlic Ginger Chili Oil
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Spoiler alert: homemade hot sauces are incredibly easy! Toasted sesame and fried garlic give a deep, nutty richness to this super-spicy oil.
Course: Sauces, Dips, & Spreads
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 101 kcal
Recipe: Mountain Cravings
  • 2 T. sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 6 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 1/2 inches fresh ginger peeled & sliced
  • 2 oz. dried chiles roughly chopped
  • 1 t. ground coriander
  • 1 t. salt
  1. Toast sesame seeds over medium-high heat in a large pan until lightly golden brown.
  2. Add oil, garlic, and ginger. Simmer for about 5 minutes, then let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in chiles, coriander, and salt, then let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Pulse in a food processor until garlic, ginger, and chiles are finely ground.
  5. Store in an airtight jar up to a month in the fridge. Shake well before use.

Most types of dried chiles will work great in this recipe! I used a combination of thai birdseye, ancho, and guajillo chiles that I had on hand.