Sunday, March 18, 2018

Homemade Chili Oil 【家常辣椒油】

I like to keep a bottle of this homemade chili oil at home, adding a spoonful to any noodle dishes makes it taste much better. 

It is also an essential ingredient for Jiaozi/Chinese dumplings dipping sauce.


1/3 cup Coarse Chili flakes
2 tbsp of Homemade Red Chili powder (Or Cayenne Chili Powder)
2 tbsp of white sesame seed    
2 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts   Optional
2 tbsp of Minced garlic
1 cup of cooking oil
2 Spring onions 
3-4 slices of ginger
1 tsp of Sichuan pepper corns
1-2 Star Anise Optional
4-5 cloves of garlic (Crushed)
5-6 cloves

1 Cinnamon stick
1 Bay leaf
1/4 tsp of Granulated Bouillon Chicken  Optional

1/3 杯 粗辣椒碎
2 大勺 红辣椒粉 (自己磨的更香)
2 大勺 白芝麻
2 大勺 花生碎   可无
2 大勺 蒜蓉
1 杯 食油
2 根葱 (切段)
1 小勺花椒
1-2 只大料/八角
5-6 只丁香
4-5 瓣蒜头 拍扁
一段 桂皮
1 片 桂叶
1/4 小勺 鸡精粉  可无

1. Place Chili flakes, Chili Powder, Sesame Seeds and minced garlic in a stainless steel or ceramic bowl.

2. Place a sauce pan on stove, add oil and all spices in the pan, cook at medium low heat for about 8-10 minutes, when the spring onion turning golden brown. The spices infused oil is ready.

3. Place a stainless steel sieve over the bowl with Chili powder, pour 1/2 of the hot oil over Chili powder, return the sauce pan back on stove and heat up for 1 more minute. 

4. Stir the Chili powder with oil before pouring the remaining hot oil into the bowl. When it is cooled, add Granulated Bouillon Chicken and stir well

5. Store the Chili oil in airtight container, it should stay good in room temperature for 2 weeks.

1. 在一个可耐高温的深碗里,倒入粗细两种辣椒粉、芝麻、花生碎和蒜蓉,拌匀. 

2. 把油和香料等(除了辣椒粉和鸡精粉)在一口小锅里中小火加热8-10分钟至香料的香气开始溢出,当青葱开始变黄褐色时香料油就好了。

3. 趁热把1/2的热油倒入刚刚的的辣椒粉里,拌匀。可用个滤网把香料隔开,只取热油。

4. 可把香料返回锅里和剩下的油继续加热1-2分钟后过滤倒入辣椒粉里,拌匀稍微冷却至不烫手时即可加入鸡精粉拌匀冷却后装罐即可。