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How to Make Chinese Red Oil (Difficult Version)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Homemade Chinese spicy red oil. This is a Composited Sichusn style chilli oil.
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Sichuan
Keyword: red oil
Servings: 32
Calories: 27 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 100 g dried chili peppers ,cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp. Sichuan peppercorn
  • 1 tbsp. white sesame seeds
  • 2 cups oil ,recommend colleseed oil
  • 2 green onion ,white parts only
  • 1 thumb ginger ,sliced
Make the pepper flakes
  1. Cut the dried whole chili peppers. If you want to reduce the hotness, discard part of the seeds.
  2. Fry the pepper sections over slow fire until they turn dark red (the purpose of this step is to stimulate the aroma).
  3. Transfer the dried chili peppers into a stone mortar and then crush roughly.
Prepare the oil
  1. Transfer the crushed chili flakes to a bowl, add Sichuan peppercorn and toasted sesame seeds.
  2. Add oil in wok and cut the spring onion into one inch sections and slice ginger. Fry over slow fire until they becomes brown.
  3. Transfer them out and then add dried spices. Continue fry over slow fire until aromatic. Move the spices out.
Mix oil with pepper
  1. Pour around 1/2 cup of hot oil into the chili fakes. Mix well.
  2. Turn up the fire and heat the oil until almost smoky. Pour the remaining hot oil into the chili flakes.
  3. Pour to a air-tight container, wait for 1-2 days until the red color is formed.
Recipe Notes

The Nutrition facts are calculated based on about 1 tablespoon of the chili oil. 

Please adjust the amount according to your needs. The chili oil can be kept up to a month in a sealed container.

This is no salt version, if you want your chili oil has some salty taste, add 1 teaspoon of salt with the chili powders.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Chinese Red Oil (Difficult Version)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 16.8%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.