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.
Sesame seeds – 1/2 cup
Sesame (gingelly) / olive oil – 1/4 cup
Garlic – 1 no.
Water – 2 tbsp
Salt as required
- 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.
- 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.