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Cumin Chilli Oil

A quick 3 ingredient chilli oil that adds a great kick to any of your meals. Try it with daal and rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Seasoning, Side Dish
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, keto, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole30
Servings: 4 tbsp


  • 1/4 cup oil (canola or avocado oil recommended)
  • 8-10 green chillies, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Heat oil in a large frying pan, add the sliced green chillies.
  • Cook the green chillies till they start to blister, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp salt.
  • Cook one more minute till the cumin seeds start to sputter and become fragrant.
  • Immediately remove from heat and pour into a heat proof container.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature as a side for any dish you want to add a little spice to.


This keeps well in the fridge for a few days. 
Use it in your cooking, or sprinkle over top of anything you want to add a little flavour kick. Try it with daal and rice, on grilled meats, or even sprinkled on pizza.