Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )

Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )

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ताहिनी डीप - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe ) in Hindi) 

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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.

Enjoy how to make Tahini Dip recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe ) recipe - How to make Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup (14 tbsp )
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1 cup thick fresh curd (dahi) , whisked

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

For Serving
pita bread
For the tahini paste

    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 to a coarse paste. Keep aside.

How to proceed to make tahini dip

    How to proceed to make tahini dip
  1. Combine the curds and the prepared tahini paste in a bowl and mix well using a whisk.
  2. Serve the tahini dip chilled with pita bread or lavash.

Tahini Dip Video by Tarla Dalal

Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe ) recipe with step by step photos

For the thick curd for Tahini Dip

  1. Place a clean muslin cloth over a deep bowl and put the curd in the cloth.
  2. Bring all the edges of the muslin cloth together, tie a not and hang it over a sink or bowl for 20 minutes to remove some of the whey so that the curd becomes thicker.
  3. After 20 minutes, the curd will look like this.
  4. Put it in a bowl and whisk it till it is smooth and light. We need about 1 cup of whisked curd. Keep aside.

For the tahini dip

  1. Heat a broad non-stick pan and place the sesame seeds in it.
  2. Dry roast the sesame seeds for 1-2 minutes on a medium flame till they are slightly darker in color and start releasing a nutty aroma. Since the seeds heat up very fast, make sure to keep on stirring them to avoid burning.

  3. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.
  4. Transfer the cooled seeds to a small mixer jar.
  5. Then add the olive oil. These two ingredients are the basic ingredients for a tahini.
  6. Since this is a dip, we are also adding other flavors to complement this paste, like lemon juice.
  7. Then finally add the garlic and salt.
  8. Close the lid and blend this to a coarse paste. The coarse sesame seed paste brings out a different textural element that goes well with the smooth curd. Tahini is an essential middle eastern paste that is used in many of their food items. You can look at the recipe of how to make tahini paste here.
  9. Once blended, add the tahini paste to the whisked curd.
  10. Mix this well till the entire paste is incorporated well with the curd.
  11. Spoon the Tahini Dip (Tahini Sauce) into a bowl.
  12. Garnish Tahini Dip with fresh parsley and refrigerate before serving. For all the flavors to really shine through, let the Tahini Dip sit in the refrigerator for atleast 30 minutes before serving.
  13. Serve Tahini Dip (Tahini Sauce) as a part of a Lebanese meal or as a dip with Lavash and Pita bread.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy46 cal
Protein0.9 g
Carbohydrates1.4 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat3.7 g
Cholesterol2.3 mg
Sodium2.9 mg

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Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 05 Jun 17 08:21 PM

Madam, You have put up an easy & delicious recipe for Tahini sauce for a cup''s size quantity. That''s fine for a day or two without spoiling (in the fridge), I presume. However, Please let me know if I want to make say around 2-3 cups or more for use over 7-8 days, will it hold good or will it spoil, in spite of keeping in the fridge. Any need for any preservative?
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Niranjan, Thank you for sharing your comment with us. This dip is best consumed within 2 days. It won''t stay fresh for 7 to 8 days.
06 Jun 17 02:32 PM
Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 06 Feb 17 10:47 PM

Awesome was to make and how nicely you made us to understand thanks mam
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Tarla Dalal    You are welcome Sana. Thank you very much for you lovely words. Make sure u try more recipes and share your feedback.Happy cooking!!!
07 Feb 17 08:30 AM
Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 19 Jan 17 06:43 PM

gud to health & taste
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Chanchal, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
20 Jan 17 08:54 AM
Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 18 Sep 16 11:30 AM

Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 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.
Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 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...
Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 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...
Tahini Dip
 on 03 Dec 12 11:36 AM

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