Harrisa Paste

" This famous pungent sauce from North Africa is made from fresh hot red chillies and is a must for hot sauce aficionados. It is used as a condiment or as a dip to accompany couscous.

Serve with Moroccan couscous with Vegetable Sauce or with Middle Eastern Round Breads (Pita) and a selection of Middle Eastern mezze (entrees). "

225 g fresh hot red chillies or if you use dry one soak them in the warm water for 2-3 hour. 
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida  powder
 1 teaspoon  ground caraway seeds
 salt to taste
11/2 teaspoons  ground black pepper
11/2 teaspoons  ground cumin
1 teaspoon  ground coriander
 4-5 Garlic Pods
2-3 tsp olive oil

  • Place the chillies in a blender or food processor. Process until coarsely ground. Add the remaining ingredients except the olive oil and process until almost smooth. Store the sauce in a small jar and top with a thin layer of olive oil. Refrigerate until required


  1. I love harissa it's one of my favuorites!!!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. new to me...sounds interesting n inviting!

  3. Hot and Spicy!!!! looks yummm!

  4. Cant wait to try both of these dishes..sounds yummy..

  5. I'm always in for watever is red hot and tongue burning spicy...

  6. Woow.. that is a new dish to me:).. thank you for introducing it:).. looks sooo good and spicy!

  7. This spicy dish will be a hit at my home! thanks for sharing dear!

  8. humm..intresting, should go well with paratha's too! Nice recipe.

  9. wow jagruti...this harissa luks very tempting,vl try it surely...very nice recipe, thnx for sharing

  10. harissa looks super spicy and very tempting....may be I can have this as a side dish with curd rice too :)


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