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Tahini | Tahina Dip | Tahini Recipe

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To make the Tahini Paste:

  • Sesame Seed: 1 cup
  • Olive Oil: 1/4 cup

Tahini Dip:

  • Tahini Paste: 1 cup
  • Garlic: 4 clove
  • Lemon: 1
  • Salt: 1/4 Tsp.


Tahini Paste:

  1. Take Sesame Seed in a dry frying pan and dry roast them in medium flame for around 2-3 minutes or till those turn golden in color and fragrant.
  2. Stir continuously with a Wooden Spatula. Don't let the seed turn brown.
  3. Transfer the Seed in a separate Bowl and let them cool completely.
  4. Now take Sesame Seed in a Grinder and grind them completely to make a smooth powder.
  5. I have used the dry Jar of my Food Processor for doing the same. If you are not available with a grinder then use a Mortar Pestle of Shilnora (Shilbatta) to make the Powder.
  6. I prefer to use the Powder a bit smooth while some people prefer coarse Powder so the choice is yours. However, the end result should be a crumbly paste.
  7. Now start adding Olive Oil to the Paste.
  8. Initially, add 1 Tbsp. Oil and start mixing in the same grinder and add rest of the oil and complete making the paste.
  9. I have added ¼ Cup of Oil in 1 cup Sesame Seed.
  10. If you wish to have your paste a bit liquid then just adds more oil and vice versa.
  11. Basic Tahini Paste is ready.
  12. It can be stored for 3 months and you can use it while making Middle-eastern Dishes.
  13. What if you don't want to make a Middle-Eastern Dish but you need a dip for your Nachos or a Salad dressing instead of Mayonnaise. One of the common answers is Tahini Dip or Tahini Sauce which can be prepared with Tahini Paste.

Tahini Dip or Tahini Sauce:

  1. Take Tahini Paste in a mixer and add ¼ Tsp. Salt, 4 cloves of Garlic and squeeze the juice of a Lemon and mix it for 1-2 minutes and the dip is ready!
  2. I prefer to add little extra Garlic so the quantity can be reduced based on the taste
  3. The same is applicable for Lemon Juice.
  4. Tahini Dip is ready for using in Salad or I use it as a spread of Bread and sometimes have it with Cucumber.


Roasting Sesame seed is optional since many people prefer to not to roast the Sesame Seed but I love to roast them because roasted seed provides Tahini a special aroma.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Sauce & Dips
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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