Tahini Dip, Lebanese Tahini Sauce

Tahini Dip, Lebanese Tahini Sauce

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tahini dip recipe | tahini sauce | how to make tahini | tahini yoghurt dip is an attractive and aromatic sesame seed based dip. Learn how to make tahini.

An inseparable part of Lebanese cuisine, tahini sauce basically means a paste of roasted sesame seeds. These tiny seeds along with curd add in some protein and calcium too, which are necessary for bone strengthening. The paste is widely used to make salad dressings, dips and sauces.

To make tahini dip, first make the tahini paste. For that, Roast the sesame seeds in a non-stick tava (griddle) on a medium flame for a few seconds. Allow it to cool completely, transfer to a bowl and add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Blend to a coarse paste. Keep aside. Then to make the dip, combine the curds and the prepared tahini paste in a bowl and mix well using a whisk. Serve the tahini dip chilled with pita bread or lavash.

In the given recipe of tahini yoghurt dip it is combined with curds which results in a unique bitter-sour product. The lemon juice balances its flavours with slight sourness which is quite acceptable.

The olive oil in how to make tahini lends the necessary smoothness to the paste and in turn to the dip. What’s going to make its taste lingering on your taste buds for days is it being served with authentic accompaniments like pita bread and lavash.

With 46 calories per tbsp. of tahini dip, it’s a dip to be added to your health menu. However, for a complete health package, serve it with vegetable sticks like those of carrot and cucumber. It can then be enjoyed by diabetics, heart patients, women with PCOS and those aiming weight loss too.

Tips for tahini dip. 1. Roast the sesame seeds very carefully. Roast for a few seconds and keep a close watch as they tend to burn easily. 2. Curd should be thick. Thin curd will make it runny and not have dip like consistency.

Enjoy tahini dip recipe | tahini sauce | how to make tahini | tahini yoghurt dip | with step by step photos and video below.

Tahini Dip, Lebanese Tahini Sauce recipe - How to make Tahini Dip, Lebanese Tahini Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup
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Ingredients


For Tahini Dip
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 With Tahini Dip
pita bread
lavash

Method
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. To make tahini dip, 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.
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
Tahini Dip Video by Tarla Dalal
Tahini Dip, Lebanese Tahini Sauce 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.

Reviews

Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 01 Oct 20 08:41 AM
5

Mam can you share me Tahini meaning in marathi? Actually I am trying to make dryfruits bar
Tarla Dalal
13 Oct 20 02:08 PM
   In Marathi it is called ताहिनी
ताहिनी डीप
 on 08 Jul 17 12:32 PM
5

Tahini Dip sancks aur salad ki sat khane me pasand karti hu
Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 05 Jun 17 08:21 PM
5

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?
Tarla Dalal
06 Jun 17 02:32 PM
   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.
Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 06 Feb 17 10:47 PM
5

Awesome was to make and how nicely you made us to understand thanks mam
Tarla Dalal
07 Feb 17 08:30 AM
   You are welcome Sana. Thank you very much for you lovely words. Make sure u try more recipes and share your feedback.Happy cooking!!!
Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 19 Jan 17 06:43 PM
5

gud to health & taste
Tarla Dalal
20 Jan 17 08:54 AM
   Hi Chanchal, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 18 Sep 16 11:30 AM
5

Tahini Dip ( Dip Recipe )
 on 20 Mar 13 10:37 PM
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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