Harissa | How to make Harissa

By Suma Rowjee  |  28th Aug 2015  |  
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About Harissa Recipe

Harissa is really simple to make and can be easily tweaked to suit your heat and taste preference. Recipes suggest using different varieties of dried red chilies, red jalapenos and roasted red peppers. You could alter the amount of dried and fresh chilies or simply use roasted bell peppers for a milder harissa. Fresh or dried herbs like mint and coriander, spices such as cumin, coriander, paprika, lime or lemon juice or sun dried tomatoes can be added. The paste can be refrigerated for a couple of weeks with a layer of oil on top.

Harissa, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Harissa is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Suma Rowjee. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Harissa is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Harissa recipe by Suma Rowjee. Harissa can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Harissa just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Harissa can serve 8 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Harissa.


Ingredients to make Harissa

  • Fresh red chilies / red jalapenos - 50
  • Dried red chilies stemmed - 25 g
  • Roasted red bell pepper - 50 g
  • Peeled garlic - 10 g
  • Roasted cumin powder - 1 1/4 tsp
  • salt - 1 1/4 tsp
  • Roasted coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil - 3 tbsp

How to make Harissa

  1. Soak the dried chilies in hot water for about half an hour. Roast the red bell pepper in a 200 C oven for about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Once roasted peel the skin and chop roughly.
  3. Drain the soaked chilies, cut them into two. As you cut, be sure to drain any water which may have seeped in.
  4. Chop the fresh chilies into rough pieces. Take all ingredients except the oil in the smallest jar of your blender.
  5. Process till smooth. Add the oil and process again. Carefully check the seasoning.
  6. Transfer to a clean dry jar, top with more oil and refrigerate till needed.

Reviews for Harissa (1)

Gunjan Mittal3 years ago

V nice