Home Made Tahini / Sesame Paste


Tahini is the paste made from sesame seeds used in Middle Eastern’s Cuisine. Tahini is served as a dip on its own or as a major component of hummus.

Tahini-based sauces are common in Middle Eastern restaurants as a side dish or as a garnish, usually including lemon juice, salt and garlic, and thinned with water. Tahini sauce is also a popular topping for meat and vegetables in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Tahini can be stored in refrigerator for more than a month.

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Ingredients:

Sesame seeds – 1/2 cup

Sesame (gingelly) / olive oil – 1/4 cup

Garlic – 1 no.

Water – 2 tbsp

Salt as required

Method:

  • First heat a clean pan over medium heat and add the sesame seeds.
  • Toast the sesame seeds until golden brown (without burning).
  • Once they’re toasted, let them cool a few minutes.
  • Now add toasted sesame seeds, oil, salt, water to a food mixer/processor.
  • Process the mixture into a paste, scraping down the sides.
Hints:
  • Be careful by adding oil & water , add both ingredients as per required.
  • The consistency may be thick or thin as per wish.
  • Instead sesame oil, you can also use olive oil.
  • Check the amount of sesame oil, it should not overwhelmed the taste of tahini.
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