How to make tahini dip

How to make tahini sauce | Easy tahini sauce recipe

How to make Tahini Sauce– in this post you will get an easy recipe of tahini sauce with a detailed video to show various steps to make tahini sauce at home.

Dips and sauces are not just something that is served on the side with the main dish. They are in fact taste enhancers of the main dish. In India we are familiar with various chutneys and tomato ketchup that are often served as dips. Tahini sauce is a dip that comes from Central Asia, and is fast gaining popularity. If you want to know more about tahini, read this Wikipedia article. It is very easy to make. If you buy it from the market, it will cost you a lot. Moreover you will never get the fresh and delicate taste from the market bought sauce that you get when you make it at home. It requires very few ingredients, main being sesame seeds.

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White sesame seeds are first roasted on a pan, and then ground with olive oil in a mixer grinder. The paste that we get is Tahini paste. It is used in making hummus, another great dip from Central Asia. Crushed garlic and lemon juice along with salt is added to the basic paste to make Tahini sauce. I have used one large garlic clove in this recipe so that we get a hint of garlic in the sauce. If you like it more garlicky, you can add more garlic. Lukewarm water is added and the paste is whipped to get perfect consistency. Initially a small amount of water is added and the paste is whipped. If the sauce is still thick some more water is added and then whipped. The process continues till perfect consistency is achieved. The amount of oil and water that is added varies every time the sauce is made, so it is better to add these gradually in several steps till the consistency that is required is achieved.

Tahini sauce goes very well with pita bread, as a spread on sandwiches, and as accompaniment with falafel. I love it as a dip with dried pita bread and nachos.

How to make Tahini sauce

                                     Tahini sauce is ready

Tahini sauce is vegan and gluten-free, and can be eaten even when you are following various diet regimens. You should of course check whether you are not allergic of various ingredients used in the sauce.

If you are interested in gluten-free vegan recipes you will like Kale chane ke kabab recipe post that I had shared earlier. Chana rajma lobia salad is also very healthy gluten-free vegan salad. Another recipe that is healthy, gluten-free and involves oil free cooking is khandvi recipe.

How to make tahini sauce: an easy recipe

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How to make tahini dip
How to make tahini sauce | Easy tahini sauce recipe
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This is a very easy recipe to make tahini sauce. You can store this sauce in refrigerator in an airtight container for a week.
Servings Prep Time
1 and 1/2 cup 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 and 1/2 cup 15 minutes
How to make tahini dip
How to make tahini sauce | Easy tahini sauce recipe
Print Recipe
This is a very easy recipe to make tahini sauce. You can store this sauce in refrigerator in an airtight container for a week.
Servings Prep Time
1 and 1/2 cup 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 and 1/2 cup 15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cup
Instructions
  1. In a heavy bottomed pan dry roast sesame seeds. Keep the heat low or medium and keep stirring. sesame seeds get charred very fast. When the seeds pop up and turn light brown, remove the pan from heat, and allow the seeds to cool down.
  2. When the seeds are cold, grind them in a grinder for a minute. On opening the gringer you will notice that seeds have turned pasty. This is because sesame seeds naturally contain oil. Now add one tablespoon olive oil to this paste and grind for a minute once again. open the jar and check the consistency of the paste. Repeat the process of adding oil and grinding till you get perfect consistency of the paste. Add a pinch of salt when you grind one last time. Tahini paste is ready. This is used in making hummus.
  3. Pour this paste in a large mixing bowl. Add garlic paste and lemon juice to this paste. Also add salt to taste. Start whisking the paste with the help of a whisker. After some time you will notice that the paste has become stiff. Add a tablespoon of lukewarm water and whisk once again. Repeat the process of adding lukewarm water and whisking till you get perfect consistency of the sauce. For using as a dip keep slightly thin consistency.
  4. Finally add chopped parsley to the sauce. Sprinkle some paprika on top just before serving.
  5. You can store the sauce in airtight container in refrigerator. It stays good for about a week.
Recipe Notes
  • Work gradually with tahini paste. Add olive oil or water in small amounts gradually to get perfect consistency.
  • Serve as a dip with nachos, hummus or even wafers. Apply on pita bread sandwich or drizzle as a dressing on various dishes.
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