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Garlic Ginger Chili Oil | Mountain Cravings

Garlic Ginger Chili Oil

Mountain Cravings
Spoiler alert: homemade hot sauces are incredibly easy! Toasted sesame and fried garlic give a deep, nutty richness to this super-spicy oil.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sauces, Dips, & Spreads
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 cups
Calories 101 kcal


  • 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


  • Toast sesame seeds over medium-high heat in a large pan until lightly golden brown.
  • Add oil, garlic, and ginger. Simmer for about 5 minutes, then let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in chiles, coriander, and salt, then let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Pulse in a food processor until garlic, ginger, and chiles are finely ground.
  • 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.