Harissa Sauce, Spicy Red Chilli Sauce

Harissa Sauce, Spicy Red Chilli Sauce

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Snazzy and spicy, the Harissa Sauce is guaranteed to warm your taste buds! A traditional treat from North Africa, the Harissa Sauce has red chillies as its primary ingredient, complemented by other spices like cumin, coriander, fennel, etc.

An assortment of spices gives this sauce a flavour that is not singularly hot but holistically spicy, with a good mix of flavours. You can make a batch of this sauce and store it in an airtight container in the freezer for over 15 days.

Use it to make tongue-tickling treats like Potatoes in Harissa Sauce , or serve as an accompaniment for snacks . You can serve it with Mint and Masoor Tikki or Lehsuni Matki Palak Tikki .

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Harissa Sauce, Spicy Red Chilli Sauce recipe - How to make Harissa Sauce, Spicy Red Chilli Sauce

Soaking time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 1.5 cups (21 tbsp )
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1 1/2 cups dry red chillies (pandi) , deseeded and broken into pieces
2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 1/2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 tbsp caraway seeds (shahjeera)
1 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white vinegar
  1. Soak the red dry chillies along with enough hot water in a deep bowl, cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 1 hour.
  2. Drain the chillies and keep 1 cup of the chilli water aside.
  3. Combine the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and caraway seeds in a small non-stick pan and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  4. Cool and blend in a mixer till coarse.
  5. Add the garlic, soaked chillies, salt and 1 cup of the chilli water and blend till smooth.
  6. Add the olive oil and vinegar and blend again.
  7. Serve with any starter or store in an air-tight container in the freezer for 15 days. Use as required.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy19 cal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrates0 g
Fiber0 g
Fat2.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg

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Harissa Sauce, Spicy Red Chilli Sauce
 on 04 Apr 17 09:38 AM

This spicy sauce recipe is so good I often make this and tore it, when guests come i add it to the deep-fried potatoes or at times also add it in breads with other ing and serve to my guests. The spice level is very high here so i add little cheese and fresh cream to balance it out.