Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )


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An inseparable part of lebanese cuisine, tahini basically means a paste of roasted sesame seeds. The paste is widely used to make salad dressings, dips and sauces. In the given recipe it is combined with curds which results in a unique bitter-sour product.

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1 cup thick fresh curds , whisked

For The Tahini Paste
2 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic
salt to taste

For Serving
pita bread

For the tahini paste

  1. Roast the sesame seeds in a non-stick tava (griddle) on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Allow it to cool completely, transfer to a bowl and add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Combine the curds and the prepared tahini paste in a bowl and mix well using a whisk.
  2. Serve chilled with pita bread or lavash.
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 on 20 Mar 13 10:37 PM

Just love the prominent flavour and taste of sesame in the tahini paste combined with curds.Too good just serve with anything.
 on 16 Mar 13 11:31 AM

simply loved the taste...perfect accompaniment with falafel, but can be used with stuffed paratha or any type of kebab also...
 on 19 Dec 12 09:11 AM

I use this dip to serve with lavash and pita bread and also use it while making falafal...My guest enjoy this dip...
 on 03 Dec 12 11:36 AM

Healthy Middle Eastern dip. Love the taste of curds with roasted sesame seeds.