Moutabel sis made from smoked or boiled brinjals, mixed with virgin olive oil and other seasonings.
It can also be used as a dip.
20 - 25 Minutes
35 - 40 Minutes
Tahini Paste *
1/2 - 1
2 - 3 cloves
Sweet red peppers
Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 cups
Preheat oven to 350. Toast sesame seeds for 5-10 minutes, tossing the seeds frequently with a spatula. Do not allow to brown. Cool for 20 minutes.
Pour sesame seeds into food processor and add oil. Blend for 2 minutes. Check for consistency. The goal is a thick, yet pourable texture. Add more oil and blend until desired consistency.
Storing Tahini It should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container for a maximum of 3 months.
Roast the brinjal on the gas (like we do for baingan ka bharta), till it is well cooked.
After it has cooled, the skin should peel off easily, incase it doesnt, then the brinjal fresh can be scooped out with a spoon.
Mash it well, or roughly grind it.
In a mixie, grind the garlic, green chillies and basil leaves (if available).
Add the garlic mixture to the roasted brinjal and stir well, transfer to the serving dish.
With a fork, mash in tahini, lemon juice and salt.
Garnish with mint and olive oil.