12 large dried red chillies, deseeded and soaked in warm water
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp salt
6 tbsp cumin seeds, lightly roasted and ground
4 tbsp coriander seeds, lightly roasted and ground
1 tsp cardamom seeds, lightly roasted and ground
1 red capsicum, roasted and peeled
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
extra-virgin olive oil (extra, to cover harissa)
To make harissa, combine chilli, garlic, salt, cumin, coriander, cardamom, capsicum and oil in a food processor, blending until a thick paste forms.
Put in a jar under a thin film of oil and refrigerate until ready to use.