September 16, 2015

Muhammara with a twist !!

After the Papaya Ginger Lime Relish and Pudina Chutneypudi, its time for us to travel to the Middle East to make another lipsmacking condiment – Muhammara… We are generally partial to these quick dips at home, so Baba Ganoush, Hummus and Guacamole get made regularly.

I was making this for a potluck for a baby shower, and the lady was allergic to walnuts (which I thankfully discovered just before I finalized on this dip). So I substituted with roasted pistachio which wasn’t the original muhammara texture, but was relished a lot with homemade Lavash Sticks.




So its gonna be Muhammara with a twist.. 

Check out the recipe below to see what other twists have been given J

Recipe adapted from here

Prep time : 15 mins, Cook time : 25 mins, Makes approx. : 150 gms, keeps for 3-4 days under refrigeration



You would need:
  • Walnuts – ½ cup (I sub with roasted pistachios)
  • Chilli Paste – ½ TBSP (see notes for recipe)*
  • Pomogranate Molasses – 2 TBSP (I used whole pomegranate – ¼ cup)
  • Bread crumbs – ¾ cup (I used 3 large slices of bread)
  • Red Bell pepper – 1 large
  • Onions – ½ (I used shallots)*
  • Cumin /Jeera powder – ½ tsp
  • Tahini – 2 TBSP (I didn’t use as it contained sesame)
  • Olive oil – ¼ cup
  • Salt – to taste

How to make :
Grill / broil the bell pepper on stove top or in the oven. Cool, peel and dice the peppers. Leaving aside a handful, add the rest of the peppers and all other ingredients and grind to a paste. I slightly went overboard and got a smooth paste, but the next time will blitz it just once to get a coarse consistency.

Adjust spice and seasonings. Top with a tsp of olive oil, remaining peppers and serve warm with crudités or with Lavash sticks.


Notes:

1) To make Lavash sticks : I had some pizza dough remaining, Cut into wedges, topped with cumin and roasted oats, bake in preheated oven at 160C for 8-12 mins till crisp.

2) To make the Chilli paste, I soaked 4 red chillies with 2 pods of garlic and shallots for 15 mins, and ground them coarsely*


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15 comments:

  1. I like these dips from Middle East , they are so flavorful . And i like those LavaSh sticks ! The whole platter is tempting !

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  2. Yummy and delicious dip... Love the clicks

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  3. Tempting dip and lavish sticks. Looks delicious

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  4. Very tempting dip ,looks so delicious.

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  5. Wish i get a bowl of this flavourful dip, well done Kalyani.

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  6. Wow the entire platter looks sinful!..I love those sticks..won't mind having it right now..

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  7. Looks delicious Kalyani.Well made.

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  8. Great share. And thanks for the lavash stick recipe too

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  9. I recently tasted muhammara and was looking out for how to make it. Did not realise that I was doing bagla me chori...

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  10. Nice twist to muhammara!! nicely presented, lavash sticks and the dip must have paired so well.

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  11. Muhammara with pistachios must have tasted so much more richer than the original version. It looks so creamy & delicious.

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  12. I guess the twist version was a hit at the party.

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  13. everything is nice...and i think with red pepper any nut would go...

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  14. this has been on my to do list - I actually like your smooth and luxurious looking consistency

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Kalyani

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