How to Make Annatto Oil at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

I was not aware of the Annatto Oil first, but one day I came to know about this oil from my friend and there are many questions revolving in my mind about this which I will share with you so you will come to about it.

What is Annatto Oil?

Most of the people are confused about the difference between Annatto Oil and Achiote Oil. First, I will clear this doubt that is Annatto Oil, Achiote Oil, and Atsuete Oil are the same, which is a natural orange-red food dye used to make a myriad type of Asian and Latin Cuisines.

What is Annatto used for?

Annatto is a plant and each and every part like seeds, leaf, and root are used to make a myriad variety of medicine. Most of the people use Annatto for diabetes, constipation, malaria, high cholesterol, diarrhoea, and high blood pressure.

Where can I find Annatto Oil?

Annatto seeds are used in many dishes in Asia and it can be found in the Asian store or Mexican store.

How To Use Annatto Oil?

Annatto Oil can be used in soups, stews, sauces, pastas.

I learned Annatto Oil Recipe from my friend when I was at her home. She used to serve me soup with Annatto Oil and one day, I asked her about the Annatto Oil Recipe and I thought to share Annatto Oil Recipe with my lovely food lover. Come let’s see the savoury ingredients used to make Annatto Oil at home.

Ingredients For Annatto Oil

Annatto Seeds1 1/2 tbsp
Olive Oil1/4 Cup

You must have these ingredients already in your kitchen. And if not, you can get both of these ingredients from any grocery store. Now let’s see how much time it will take to make these key ingredients into a flavourful oil.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeTotal Time
10 Mins10 Mins

When my friend was telling me the ingredients of this recipe, a thought was constantly hitting my mind- when is she going to tell the recipe? And I bet right now, the same thought must be coming in your mind right now. So without waiting more, let’s check out the recipe of Annatto Oil.

Annatto Oil Recipe

Annatto Oil Recipe
  1. In a pan, add oil and annatto seeds over the medium heat for 5 minutes, until the colour will change to golden.
  2. Do-not overheat.
  3. When the colour changes to golden remove the pan from heat and cool the mixture for 4 hours.
  4. Remove or strain the seeds and store them in the container.

Now your Annatto Oil is ready. Now its time for you to some extra flavours to your normal dishes.

Nutritional Facts Of Annatto Oil

Now you must be thinking what is the nutritional breakdown of this Annatto Oil. So without wasting more time, let’s check it out.

Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.3 mg

How To Make Annatto Oil at Home | Video

Watching something live while making it at home makes it easier for me to remind things. I also learned this recipe while watching my friend make it. So if you are just like me, I’ve added a video below.

Video By Jerene’s Eats

I hope you have liked this recipe of Annatto Oil. Make sure to share this recipes with your friends and family, so they can also add some flavourful twist in their food.

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