Things You'll Need
White sesame seeds
Sesame oil, also called gingelly or til oil, works both as a cooking oil and a flavoring for Chinese dishes. The type and depth of flavor of the sesame oil depend partially on whether the sesame seeds have been toasted. White seeds yield a light oil, while toasted seeds produce a darker oil with a more pronounced taste. Blended sesame seeds make tahini paste, which is widely used in Middle Eastern cooking, but you can harvest the oil to use for other dishes.
Add 1 teaspoon peanut oil for each 2 cups of white sesame seeds you put in the blender. Turn the blender on to medium and blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a bowl and allow it to sit for 1 hour. The sesame oil will rise to the top of the mixture.
Lay a spoon on top of the mixture so the oil flows into it. Spoon the oil out into a cup or jar.
Seal the cup or jar and store the sesame oil in the refrigerator.
Make sure you close the blender's lid carefully before you turn it on.