Oil - 1 & 3/4 cup
( I used peanut oil )
Cinnamon stick - 1
Crushed bay leaf - 2
Green cardamom - 2
Black cardamom - 1
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Crushed garlic - 2
Crushed ginger - 1/4 tsp
Sichuan peppercorns - 2 & 1/2 tbsp
Star anise - 4
Chilly flakes - 3/4 cup
Salt - 1&1/2 tsp
Take a bowl add the chilly flakes & salt mix & keep it aside.
Take a pan pour oil add anise seeds,cinnamon stick,bay leaf,both cardamom,coriander seed,ginger.garlic & peppercorns.
First bring it to a boil then reduce the flame to low,make sure they don't burn.
Boil this in low flame for at least 30 minutes.Switch off the stove.
Immediately strain out just the oil into the chilly flakes &salt.
Give a nice mix,cool the mixture & store it in a glass jar in refrigerator.
This oil can be used for any Chinese dish you make.
a) For extra flavour you can add sesame seeds or sesame oil to the mixture.
b) Do not burn the spices while boiling.
c) Best served the next day.
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