Harissa Paneer Sandwich

harissa sandwich

Harissa Sandwich: Harissa is a North African red chile sauce made of easy components including chiles, garlic, olive oil, citrus, and a few warm spices. They are dried, toasted chiles that are dipped and mixed with a couple of spices. This sandwich is topped with harissa sauce and veggies loaded with cheese.



  • 5-6 dried chiles
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Bread
  • Cheese slices




  1. Toast chiles in a frying pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Shift to a bowl and add boiling water. Soak chilies for 30 minutes until soft.
  3. Drain the chiles, keeping aside the soaking liquid.
  4. Move the chiles to the jar of a food processor and add salt to taste, coriander, cumin, and garlic.
  5. Blend until a smooth or slightly thick paste forms, add a few teaspoons of soaking liquid if needed.
  6. In a small pan, add the olive oil and cook the blended paste, mix for 2 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat.
  8. Set up the sandwiches by spreading slices of bread with the prepared harissa spread, then topping with slices of cheese each and covering the bread slices.
  9. Drizzle the grill with oil, then put sandwiches and drizzle the top lightly with olive oil.
  10. Cook until toasted and serve hot.



Add grilled/toasted vegetables to add flavor and nutrition.


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