How to make Harissa Hot Wings -

Chicken wings marinated with harissa paste and deep-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken wings (चिकन विंग्स), Red capsicums (लाल शिमला मिर्च)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

Harissa Hot Wings

Harissa Hot Wings Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Harissa Hot Wings Recipe

  • Chicken wings 8-12

  • Red capsicums 2 medium

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic cloves 5-6

  • Vinegar 2 teaspoons

  • Dried red chillies soaked 4-5

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Oil ½ tablespoon + to deep fry

  • Butter as required

  • Lemon wedges to serve


Step 1

Prick the capsicums all over with a fork and grill on open flame till charred. Transfer in a bowl, cover with a cling film and set aside for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Dry roast coriander seeds and cumin seeds till fragrant. Cool and place in a grinder jar.

Step 3

Scrape the charred skin of capsicums and wash. Cut, remove seeds, roughly chop and place in the grinder jar. Add garlic cloves, vinegar, red chillies and salt and grind into a fine paste.

Step 4

Take chicken wings in a bowl. Add ground paste and cornstarch and mix well. Add ½ tablespoon oil and mix well. Set aside for 15-20 minutes.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry marinated chicken wings till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Transfer fried chicken wings on a serving plate. Add a dollop of butter on top and serve hot with lemon wedges and yogurt dip.

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