• 150gms dried chillies
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for storing
  • lemon juice
  • preserved lemon
  • dried mint
  • fresh cilantro
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • cayenne
  • paprika
  • dried rose petals


  1. Place the chillies in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water till soft

  2. While the chillies are soaking, toast caraway, coriander, and cumin in a dry skillet over low-medium heat, occasionally shaking to prevent burning

  3. When the spices are fragrant, remove them from the pan

  4. Grind the spices in a spice grinder

  5. Drain the chillies,remove and discard the stems / seeds from the chiles

  6. Grind the chillies, ground spices, garlic, and salt together

  7. Mix in the olive oil, store in a glass jar for a month in the fridge

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