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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.

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So
its gonna be Muhammara with a twist.. 

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

Recipe
adapted from here

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

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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.

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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. vaishali sabnani

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

  2. Yummy and delicious dip… Love the clicks

  3. MySpicyKitchen

    Tempting dip and lavish sticks. Looks delicious

  4. cookingwithsapana

    Very tempting dip ,looks so delicious.

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

  6. Yummy and healthy dip too.

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

  8. Looks delicious Kalyani.Well made.

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

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

  11. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

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

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

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

  14. The Pumpkin Farm

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

  15. Chef Mireille

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

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