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Spicy Harissa Sauce Recipe

Spicy Harissa Sauce Recipe

Spicy Harissa Sauce Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Cuisine African
Calories 73 kcal


  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Bell Peppers
  • 3 Whole Red chilies (Dried)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice


Roast The Spices:

  • Add coriander seeds and cumin seeds to a small nonstick pan and dry roast on medium heat until browned and fragrant. Keep stirring continuously.
  • Once done, remove the pan from the heat and keep it aside.

Roast The Bell Peppers:

  • Roast red bell peppers over direct flame until charred from all sides. Keep rotating while roasting using a tong.
    Note – You can also roast the peppers in a broiler or use jarred roasted peppers.
  • Remove the roasted peppers to a plate and let them cool completely.
  • Once cooled, peel off the charred skin.
  • Discard the seeds and chop them into small pieces.

Make The Sauce:

  • Add the chopped roasted peppers, bird’s eye chilies, olive oil, salt, garlic cloves, and lemon juice to the medium jar of a blender.
  • Blend to make a smooth paste.
  • Harissa sauce is ready. Transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate. Use as required.

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