The good news is that chilli oil is extremely simple to make.
The suggested ingredients that you can use are:
– 1 Bottle Olive Oil 250ml
– Finely Chopped Fresh Chillies
– 1 – 2 teaspoons of ground paprika
First things first we suggest that you finely chop up the chillies. You can use the chillies you prefer, Bhut Jolokia, Birds Eye or whatever. You can also use as many as you like – the more you use the hotter it is (obvious huh?)
Add the chopped chillies to the oil and warm the oil gently. This must be done very very gently to cook the chillies (for around 15 minutes) with a temperature of around 85°C for 5 minutes to kill off any bacteria on the chillies.
Then if you want to add a bit of colour to your oil, you can add the Paprika and leave to cool, cover and let the mixture stand for 12 – 24 hours.
Using a funnel your can get the oil back into your bottle and hey presto, you have yourself some chilli oil!