Classic North African Chilli Paste. A melangé of exotic caraway seeds, hot chillies and aromatic spices. Stir into soups, sauces and stews. Use it to season or marinate vegetables and meat, or just spread it on a sandwich. Get inspired by the taste of North Africa.
Net wt: 100 gm
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Are you tired of the regular tomato and chilli pastes? Well, now you can easily transform a familiar dish into something fiery hot and spicy that is more suited to your palate with just a few dabs of Sprig harissa paste. It’s as simple as that!
Add harissa paste to almost anything, from a simple two-minute noodle to a meat or fish dish. Cooking with harissa paste gives a depth of flavor that you would normally get from slow cooking. Sprig harissa paste gives you this benefit instantly and shortens the cooking time and gives you more flavour.
What is Harissa paste?
It is an African chilli paste and is popularly known as the national condiment of Tunisia. Sprig harissa paste is made from hot chilli peppers and aromatic spices like caraway seeds. Although this paste is mainly used in North Africa, it can be used in Mediterranean or Indian cuisine too.
Sprig harissa paste brings the hotness of chillis in spades. It has a unique aroma that hits your nose first and then leaves a wonderful trail of fire where ever it touches. The use of olive oil in the paste makes this paste easy to adapt to Italian or Middle Eastern recipes as well.
How to use Harissa paste?
Sprig harissa paste can be used as a dip by itself or can be mixed with mayonnaise to produce a creamier version. This is a delicious accompaniment with chips as well as veggie sticks. It can also be used as an interesting spread in sandwiches. Simply smear harissa paste on cheese toast to make a quick snack. It can also be used to spice up your hummus.
Smear it on as a marinade or combine with a little water / cooking liquid and stir it into a sauce. Using harissa along with your regular marinade recipe for chicken and fish will give it an extra spicy edge. Needless to say, it can be mixed into fried rice as well. You can also add it to your pasta recipe to bring the spice level up. The possibilities are endless. It is so versatile that it adds different flavours to a dish while also increasing its spiciness.
Chillis are known to increase your metabolism, which helps you burn more calories. They bring more flavour and hotness to any dish. Caraway seeds are high in fiber and also have essential oils that are important for digestion. It is also an excellent source of copper and iron that are required in red blood cells; calcium, potassium and zinc help in growth and development and magnesium.
Harissa could be the secret paste that could revolutionize your cooking in more ways than one!