Recipe For Chilli Oil

This is a great way to make sure that the lovely harvest of chillies gets used up. They make lovely gifts and pantry items. I use my chilli oil when I want just a hint of heat in a dish.

"Chilli Oil"
Chilli Oil

Chilli Oil


  • 300 mls olive oil
  • 10 red chillies
  • 5 mls cumin seeds
  • 5 mls fennel seeds
  • 1 sprig of rosemary


  • heat the olive oil in a pan over a moderate heat until warm
  • add the cumin and fennel seeds and remove from the heat
  • place the chillies and the rosemary into a sterilized glass jar
  • allow to infuse for a few days before using


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