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  1. 11/5/2013

    That looks so appetising! I’ve been trying out different types of spicy food recently, and harissa is definitely on my list of things to make. Bookmarked this recipe! Beautiful photos too.
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      Nazneen
      11/7/2013

      Thank you! Hope you like it, I absolutely adore Harissa.

  2. 11/3/2013

    The photography of the landscape is breathtaking! Love the hot sauce! the texture, the color everything looks perfect!
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  3. This looks fantastic! My wife loves hot/spicy sauces and I’m trying to build up my intensity in spic.

    This looks like a real winner and will have to give it a try. Let’s hope I don’t blister HAHA
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  4. 10/2/2013

    Such beautiful countryside! Amazing how brightly the Fall colors shine with the skies overhead so gray. Reading that snow has already dusted Breckinridge means it won’t be too long before it dusts us, too. How quickly Summer came and went!
    I am definitely going to pin this harissa recipe, Nazneen. It will take some experimentation to find the right pepper combination and heat level but it is so worth the effort. Thank you for sharing your recipe. :)
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  5. 9/26/2013

    The autumn colors are not visible here but rain is falling and I am already feeling a bit cosier and enjoying the weather.This harissa recipe looks real good, spicy enough that I want. I don’t think I ever saw these two peppers that you mentioned but will check.
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  6. 9/26/2013

    Oh dear Nazneen, there won’t be any Autumn recipes on my blog for a while! I love the look of your harissa and I’ve been meaning to make my own for a while so I’ll use your recipe. Love your harissa image. And your Fall images of Denver and surrounds are stunning – so unlike anything we see here in Oz xx
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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Ha, ha, Charlie, after I pressed published, I realised not everyone has autumn right now! Even funnier is that a huge chunk of my friends is from Australia! I must go in and change that sentence :)

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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Thank you Denise! Colorado is beautiful right now, snow capped peaks and autumn colours.

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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Thank you Harini, it turned out really well!

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      9/28/2013

      Thank you cquek!

  7. 9/26/2013

    Well done getting your balance right! If Only I had access to the same exotic chillis to make it with. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, we don’t get much variety when it comes to chillis. I regularly see the hot birdseye chillis, long green and red chillis, banana chillis and habaneros – and that’s about it :( Never mind, I’ll just have to keep my supplier in business!!
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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Thanks Jas, yep, it tastes good now! The only reason I was able to source these different chillies is because I went to my local farm. Even our mainstream shops don’t carry a huge variety. For the dried chillies, you can use the ones available at your Indian store. I used them in my first batch and they worked ok. The sweet chilli peppers might be harder to find. Ask your supplier for a sweet chilli pepper, one that is not a red capsicum/ bell pepper. Good luck!

  8. 9/25/2013

    Just mouthwatering….looks delicious!

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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Thank you Kalyan!

  9. Gorgeous photos! I better get up to the mountains fast! Sometimes I almost forget they are there! This harissa looks so, so good. So much better than in the tube. I may have to try this as my manservant loves hot stuff!
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      9/28/2013

      Thank you Abbe! Last year we went up too late and all the colours were gone, so yes, they are only here for a short time. This acute however, you can have all year round!

  10. 9/25/2013

    What beautiful photos Nazneen! I am loving the contrast in scenery between us. Your sauce is on the top of my must make list. Your description and photos will entice anyone to make it at home. I keep a store bought version that I use as a marinade for lamb or chicken. Now I can’t wait to make it at home.
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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Thank you Sonali! It’s a great suave to have on hand. I can’t believe I lived so long without it!

  11. 9/25/2013

    Sounds like a fun day. And I know harissa is fun – I love its spicy flavor! I haven’t made it in years, and need to. Your recipe looks perfect. Thanks.
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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Thanks John! It turned quite well and I am pleased with the flavour but especially the colour? Thanks for the comment John!

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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Thank you Dixya, you definitely should make some! It’s great on everything!

  12. I adore harissa! It’s pretty up there with my collection of sauces =) yours looks so vibrant and creamy!

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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Thanks Angie, I’ve become addicted to this stuff!

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      Nazneen
      9/28/2013

      Thanks Lisa! It’s quite simple really and just getting the chillies and the right mix is the hardest part. Rest is whizzing in the food processor.

  13. 9/25/2013

    I love Harissa but always buy mine. I really hadn’t thought about making it. Although chillies are readily available here it is more along the line of, red chillies, green chillies, small red etc and then scotch bonnets. The only time you really get anything else is in real speciality stores and on line. So I’ll just have to get on line and start ordering. GG xxx
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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Scotch bonnets are popular there, but I’m sure you can find some of the common ones. This can work other hot chillies but you do need some dried chillies. Try the dried red ones in the Indian stores. Of course, if you can buy a great ready made one, why not.

  14. 9/25/2013

    I am currently in Spain for sometime and Harissa is available just about everywhere.

    Unfortunately is not really that authentic and can be quite dry and pastey. Your photos show a very delicious looking sauce with the consistency that appeals to me.

    Will try this method very soon, thanks.

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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I appreciate you stopping by.

  15. 9/25/2013

    WOW….perfect recipe for Harissa….lip smacking good and we go so nuts over a good hot sauce,makes everything taste delicious…thanks for the inspiration :-)

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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thanks Kumar. It’s pretty good and hot!

  16. 9/24/2013

    I would love to try Harissa some day. I have enjoyed it while on our stay in Africa. However, procuring such variety of chilies it quite a task here in India.
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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      That’s the problem with some of these sauces and dishes. It’s not always easy to find the ingredients. I guess that’s how new versions get started though, with substitutions.

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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thanks Kiran! You simply must, you would love it.

  17. 9/24/2013

    Goodness…what beautiful pictures. I love fall and this post made me even more excited for the beginning of my favorite season. And this sauce looks so very flavorful. Thank you for sharing!

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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thank you so much Monet, I appreciate your comment. Thank you for stopping by.

  18. 9/24/2013

    Beautiful pictures Nazneen…your harissa sauce sure looks very tasty…indeed is a sauce that very versatile…I love it!
    Have a wonderful week :D
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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thank you so much Juliana!

  19. The colors are beautiful….the picture of the creek you have snapped could have come out of a poster. It is breathtakingly beautiful.

    As for the harissa, want to reach into the screen, grab the bottle and run. This just went into my bucket list of must make sauces.
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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thanks Minnie! The Rockies do give the impression that you are looking at a poster or a photo. They are quite beautiful.

  20. 9/24/2013

    Your red is so beautiful in this harissa, reminds me definitely of your beautiful photos :D

    Cheers
    CCU
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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thanks Uru xx

  21. 9/24/2013

    I get very envious of where you live when I see your posts like this. Loving your Harissa too. I go mad with it but we only get in about 100g pots over here so it’s gone in outing.

    I’m going to make a batch like yours and add it to some boring hummus.
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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thank you David. I am very thankful that I live here, I really am very lucky. I am surrounded by natural beauty and every month it’s something new.

  22. Amen sister! Love harissa.
    That is such an awesome looking hot sauce,authentic or not, I really am gonna make a huge batch and enjoy it. Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe Nazneen.
    The pictures on your drives looks awesome.
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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thanks Asha. The mountains were gorgeous, they shine at this time.

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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thank you Shashi, the mountains are beautiful right now. Autumn and winter are their seasons.

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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thank you Francesca! The peppers are gorgeous.

  23. 9/24/2013

    Beautiful photos!
    Yes, I love harissa too. Another way that I like to use it is to mix some in with yogurt or mayo as a really fun dip or hamburger topping.
    *kisses* H
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      Nazneen
      9/26/2013

      Thanks Heavenly! It’s great in everything! From hummus to smearing on chicken and dressing!

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