Wednesday 25 November 2015

Tahini paste |How to make tahini sauce from scratch |home made tahini sauce

Tahini or tahini paste is quintessential part of middle eastern cuisine/Arabic cuisine .It is basically roasted sesame seeds ground with olive oil .It finds its place in dips ,hummus ,babaghanoush and as an accompaniment to falafel .

The earthy aroma  of sesame seeds truly compliments the fruity characteristic of olive oil .Just two ingredients and you are done with a nutty healthy dip .This is the basic tahini paste .Add garlic for garlic tahini or lemon for lemon tahini and yogurt for  tahini used as a dressing in wraps,  and the list continues .If stored in a sterilised jar in refrigerator it lasts for a month .Make sure you always use a dry spoon to use it . 

 check out the Recipe using tahini :Hummus

Step wise procedure for tahini paste 

Preparation time : 10 minutes
grinding time :5 minutes
yields : 1/2 cup tahini paste


  • 1/2 cup white sesame seeds 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 


  • Add sesame seeds to a pan and dry roast it until light golden colour .
  • Remove it in a plate and cool to room temperature .

  • To the dry mill of the blender add the sesame seeds and grind to a coarse powder .
  • Now add 1 tbsp of oil and grind it .add remaining 1 tbsp oil and grind .

Your tahini paste is ready .isn't it just too simple :)


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