Tunisian harissa

Tunisian harissa


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About this recipe: This is a popular Tunisian condiment. It's a homemade spicy chilli pepper paste that is sure to add an extra kick to just about anything and it is widely use in Tunisian cuisine. I add it to anything I want to spice up; in my home we use this just about everyday!

Asma Khalfaoui

Makes: 300 g

  • 300g whole dried red chilli peppers
  • 100g chopped garlic
  • 200g caraway seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Prep:40min  ›  Extra time:20min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Remove the stems and seeds from the chile peppers. Soak in cold water for 20 minutes, then drain. Place the peppers, garlic, caraway, coriander and salt in a mortar; pound with a pestle until smooth. Place harissa in a jar, and cover the top with a little oil to maintain freshness. Store in the fridge.

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