Homemade rose harissa spice mix..


There’s been so much going on in my kitchen recently I literally have 6 posts in draft and more to add…it made it hard choosing a post for today so I hope you like the one I picked ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

You all know that I love making harissa using Kellie’s recipe, last week I decided to make a dry spice mix based on the recipe and it worked so well I could literally add it to everything. This isn’t particularly spicy, you could easily ramp up the heat by adding your favourite chilli powder or dry chillies. 

Rose harissa spice mix

2 tsp each of caraway, coriander and cumin seeds
2 whole star anise
2 fat garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
1 ยฝ tsp mild paprika 
2 heaped tbsp dried red bell pepper
2 heaped tbsp dried tomato flakes
1 tbsp Aleppo chilli flakes 
2 tsp lemon peel powder 
2 tbsp culinary grade dried rose petals

Dry fry the caraway, coriander and cumin seeds, whole star anise, garlic cloves and paprika over a medium heat until you start to smell the aromas. Keep an eye on it so that you don’t burn any seeds.
Allow them all to cool then mill them all up with the rest of the ingredients. 

Lovely! Just look at those colours and flavours, it’s got such a lovely flavour ๐Ÿ™‚

I buy the dried red bell peppers and dried tomato flakes from Just Ingredients (I am not sponsored or paid to share this). 

   I am bringing my spice mix to this week’s Fiesta Friday, co hosted this week by the lovely Judy and Petra, please do pop over and check out everyone’s posts.   


The first day I made this spice mix I roasted some butternut squash and threw some over it, which I ate with some oven baked falafels and a dressing of soft goats cheese, lemon juice and water..


Have a great weekend everyone xx

80 thoughts on “Homemade rose harissa spice mix..

  1. Jhuls

    I am also having a blogger ‘problem’ about posts in drafts. Well, I don’t have drafts yet… But I have posts to be published soon. I know how hard it is to choose. But you picked a good one, Elaine. Your Rose Harissa Spice Mix sounds new to me. It looks amazingly fab. Happy FF, Elaine. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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  2. cookingwithauntjuju.com

    You do take some beautiful pictures Elaine. Don’t ask me why but as soon as I saw the sparkly red scoop I thought about Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from Wizard of Oz! Crazy, huh? I love the idea of your rose harissa spice mix – love using flowers in cooking. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday!

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      1. cookingwithauntjuju.com

        Actually it brought back very good memories as it was my favorite childhood movie and I enjoy it even now and besides my granddaughter played Dorothy in dance class one year and she had a beautiful pair of ruby red slippers that had a lot of bling ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Anita Kushwaha

    Great idea! I’ve been really enjoying this hummus that has harissa paste added to it. Do you have any ideas on how to turn the spice mix into a paste, by chance?

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  4. kellie anderson

    With all of those good things it is bound to be a a super flavoursome spice blend. Thanks for the mention. I am so so glad you continue to love it and are inspired to go above and beyond. Pretty images too. xx

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  5. petra08

    This spice mix sounds fantastic and the ictures are just gorgeous! I still need to make my own harrissa mix and this looks so straight forward I can’t wait to try it ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Fiesta Friday x

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