Tomato and chili harissa

5 servings
5 min
15 min
It is made with an assortment of chilies, spices, garlic and oil.The recipe varies from region to region.

Here it has been combined with tomatoes which makes it mild and the color of the sauce is bright orange-ish red .The sauce has been kept a little chunky.


Number of serving: 5
1 tsp each caraway and coriander seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

100 ml olive oil

4-6 garlic cloves,peeled

1 tsp smoked paprika

500gms tomatoes,deseeded and chopped

4-5 red chillies

Juice of 1 lemon



  • Lightly toast the spices in a pan till aromatic. Then lightly crush them using mortar and pestle.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan and add garlic, toasted spices, paprika, tomatoes and chillies.

    Cook over a low heat, stirring frequently for about 15 minutes till the tomato flesh has cooked down to a pulp and the garlic is tender.
  • Remove from the heat add lemon juice and then blitz with a hand blender to make a rough paste.
  • Spoon into a sterilized jar and pour a little oil over the surface to completely cover it.


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