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Chili Garlic Oil Recipe

This chili with garlic condiment will increase your appetite and make your meals more enjoyable.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Fiipino
Keyword: chili garlic, chili oil, chili sauce
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • ¼ lb. fresh Thai chili pepper
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt


  • Mince the chili peppers and garlic. Note: you can do it manually or use a food processor. It is also possible to use a blender. In case you decide to go with the latter, the oil should also be added.
  • Pour the oil in a pan and then add the minced garlic and chili pepper. Adjust the heat to the lowest setting.
  • Add star anise and bay leaves. Cook in a low temperature setting for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the star anise and bay leaves. Add vinegar. Continue cooking until the chilies turn dark. Note: this usually takes around 10 minutes. Remember to always set the heat to the lowest setting all throughout the process.
  • Turn the heat off. Add hoisin sauce, sugar, and salt. Stir until well blended. Let the chili garlic oil cool down to room temperature.
  • Transfer the mixture in a mason jar. Serve as a condiment. Share and enjoy!



Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg