How to make HARISSA – North African CHILLI sauce

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Harissa is a very popular North African sauce, also used a lot in Middle Eastern cooking. This sauce is made with simple ingredients like red chillies, garlic, lemon, spices and olive oil. The recipes for this blend are varied, some only use dried chillies and some use fresh and some also include red pepper.My Harissa includes a blend of both dried and fresh chillies and has a bite!

How to make HARISSA – North African CHILLI sauce


  • 6-8 dried red chillies soaked overnight
  • 2 – 3 fresh red chillies
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Salt
  • 2 tsps each cumin, coriander & caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp white pepper corns
  • Olive oil


  1. Dry roast the cumin, coriander, caraway and peppercorns, cool and process to a powder
  2. Grind the soaked chilles, fresh chilles & garlic with the spices, juice of a lemon and olive oil
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge
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