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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Yes, I have been back in the kitchen experimenting and actually trying out a new dish every day!
I am gonna upload photos and recipes of my ametuer attempts soon!

In the above photo, The bowl has a something known as a hummus. Its a leabense dish.
Served with lebanse bread, pickles, fresh mint, onions and tomatoes. The recipe goes as follows :

1 cup boiled chick peas
1 tablespoon tahini paste (It can be bought in specialty stores or see the reciepe below)
Lemon Juice
A few garlic pods to taste
Salt to taste

Put all the ingredients in the mixer and grind until smooth. You can also add some olive oil for flavour and sheen if you wish. Decorate with chilli/sumac powder and serve.

Recipe for tahini paste:
Heat 1 cup seasme seeds on the stove for a few minutes until they start getting a bit soggy and their oil starts  seeping, BUT THEY DONT GET BROWN or microwave for a few minutes. Let it cool then grind till a smooth paste with 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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