Nowadays, we all are fond of the food channels and try to make food from different part of world after watching them either in TV or in YouTube…Sometimes , it happened that we saw a typical type of Spice/ Dip/Ingredient and we bought that for our grocery but that option is not available in every city (or may be villages) where we live…One of my School friend told me that she wanted to buy Garlic Powder and she never found it in normal grocery shops in Kolkata and finally found it in Spencer’s at South City Mall. So the fact is that she’s able to find it but the case may have been different if she’s from a small city from any part of India where it is not a common item in the shops . This is the reason I always try to prepare spices or paste at home because now I am available with the verities but the situation can be different if I move from here…No I am not sharing the Recipe of Garlic Powder…. Instead it is “Tahini”….
If Indian cuisine is incomplete without Garam Masala then Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Cuisine is incomplete without Tahini… Tahini is actually a paste prepared only with Sesame Seed and Olive Oil. Tahini plays major role while preparing famous Middle Eastern dishes. It is easily available in Supermarkets or specialised Grocery shops but I found the price a bit on the higher side while it can be very easily prepared at home with very basic ingredients. This paste can be stored for 3 months in air-tight container and I always prepare the basic paste and store it and add spices (Lemon and Garlic) as and when required while preparing the dip…
So the Recipe has two parts: One is to preparing the Basic Tahini Paste and finally to prepare Tahini Dip from the Paste. The paste is mainly used in preparing the iconic Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean dishes such as “Hummus” and “Baba Ghanoush” and the Dip… Well I love it with anything and everything! Jokes apart… it can be served after adding little spices as a dip for bread or with Nachos. Infect, I love to use Tahini as a Salad dressing.
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