Tahini Dip

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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 dip.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 1 cup
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1 cup thick fresh curds (dahi) , whisked

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

For Serving
herbed pita strips

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 into 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 deep bowl and mix well using a whisk.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Serve chilled with herbed pita strips and lavash.

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 on 04 Sep 15 02:29 PM

Wow-- loved it -- very well explained. Exactly d labanese taste. Thank u so much.
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04 Sep 15 03:32 PM
 on 03 Dec 12 11:37 AM

Awesome healthy dip and taste of curds with sesame seeds is fab.
 on 03 May 11 12:08 AM

it turns out really well i simply loved it...
 on 03 Jan 11 01:00 PM

I loved the tahini dip! Its so fresh and goes well with a lot of finger foods!