Labneh is a Lebanese dip of hung curds, seasoned with garlic and nutty flavoured sesame seeds.

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लैब्नेह - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Labneh in Hindi) 

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Labneh is a popular mezze dish, and serves as an interesting alternative to sour cream or cream cheese. Made from hung curds and seasoned with garlic, the pungent dip tastes great when spread on bread, lavash, or fresh pita. It has a prominent presence on the breakfast table, in Middle Eastern households.

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Labneh recipe - How to make Labneh

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     1Makes 1 cup (14 tbsp )
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2 tsp roasted sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup fresh thick curds (dahi)
1 1/2 tsp grated garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp fresh cream
salt to taste

For The Garnish
a sprig of parsley

For Serving
  1. Pound the sesame seeds and olive oil in a mortar- pestle (khalbatta) to form a coarse paste. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the curds, garlic, fresh cream, olive oil-sesame paste and salt in a bowl and mix well with help of a whisk till smooth.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of parsley and serve chilled with lavaash.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy27 cal
Protein0.5 g
Carbohydrates0.6 g
Fiber0 g
Fat2.2 g
Cholesterol1.7 mg
Sodium2.4 mg
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 on 10 Apr 13 03:24 PM

The aroma of garlic with garlic and tossed in with hung curds makes a great dip. Have it with any veggies.