5 Minute Chili Oil
5 Minute Chili Oil
This is SERIOUSLY the best and quickest 5-minute Chili Oil that I’ve made so far. Using simple ingredients and dried aromatics, this chili oil will be YOUR pantry staple.


  • 2 tablespoons dried minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • ½ cup gochugaru Korean chili flakes
  • ½ cup dried chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1½ cup of cooking oil* see notes


  1. Place the dried ingredients in a large heat-proof bowl in this order – garlic, shallot, 2 types of chili flakes. Then, add sugar, salt, and soy sauce.
  2. Meanwhile, place the oil in a tall small saucepan and heat to 360°F – 370°F (182°C -187°C).
  3. Carefully pour to the chili ingredients. Hot oil will scald.
  4. Using a long spatula or a pair of chopsticks, stir the ingredients with hot oil until dry chili flakes can be seen.
  5. Once cooled, the chili flakes will settle at the bottom and you'll get a layer of oil at the top.
  6. Store in a jar for future use or serve right away.


  • Note that I like more chili flakes than oil. If you prefer more oil, please use 2 cups instead.
  • Oil – Yes, you can use flavored oil such as adding bay leaf, star anise, or cinnamon stick when heating the oil. 
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