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Tahina - Sesame Sauce

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Ingredients

Quantity Measure Ingredients Description:
250 Grams Teel. (Sesame Seeds) Wash and grind. With all ingredients
10 Flakes/Cloves Garlic (Lason, Losun) Wash and grind. With all ingredients
5 Medium Chillies Green Wash and grind. With all ingredients
2 Teaspoon Lime Juice Wash and grind. With all ingredients
1 Salt-Spoon Salt Wash and grind. With all ingredients
3 Tablespoon Salad Oil Blend with paste.

Method:

Wash the white teel and and then grind it in a grinder, with the other ingredients to a fine paste. Can use as sandwich spread, or to mix with Hammoos.  

Arabic Bread, Khobz ican also be found on this website.


What is Tahina?

Think  of peanut butter, but only made with sesame seeds. To make Tahina, sesame seeds are soaked in water for a day, then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels. The crushed seeds are put into salted water, where the bran sinks, but the kernels float and are skimmed off the surface. They are toasted, then ground to produce their oily paste. There are two types of Tahina, light and dark, and the light ivory version is considered to have both the best flavor and texture. 

Tahina also called Tahini, is most closely associated with the Middle East, where it is eaten as is, and often used in making hummus (mashed chickpeas, flavored with lemon juice and garlic), baba ghanoush (a pur

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