Thursday, September 29, 2011

Harissa (Hot Chilli Sauce from Morocco/Tunisia/Algeria) صلصة الهريسة

Harissa (Hot Chilli Sauce from Morocco/Tunisia/Algeria)

Harissa is a very hot and pungent Sauce from North Africa (Morocco/Tunisia/Algeria). It is used in soups, couscous, meat stew and vegetables. It is the ketchup of Tunisia. It is simple to prepare only 5-10 minutes is required.


  • Hot Red Chillies    1 cup
  • Garlic Crushed  1 medium pod
  • Olive oil 2 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice 2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Caraway powder 1 teaspoon
  • Salt 1 teaspoon


  • Soak red chillies in hot water for 1/2 hour, drain and crush.
  • Add spices and garlic , mix well. Then add lemon juice and olive oil, beat well.
  • Hot and pungent Harissa is ready to use.