muhammara recipe
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muhammara recipe

muhammara is a middle eastern roasted red bell pepper dip.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: world
Servings: 2
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 2 to 3 garlic (lahsun)
  • ½ cup roasted walnuts or almonds
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey or pomegranate molasses or cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder or red chili flakes
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • roasted sesame seeds and coriander leaves or parsley for garnish


  • rinse the bell pepper and pat dry
  • roast the bell pepper on fire till it becomes black and chars.
  • keep it in a bowl of water for 5 minutes.
  • remove the charred peel with your fingers.
  • rinse the bell pepper again in water.
  • finely chop the bell pepper.
  • add all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • serve muhammara in a bowl with a dash of olive oil, sesame seeds and parsley or coriander leaves


- you can adjust the honey, lemon juice, chili powder, as per your taste.
- the garlic can also be roasted if you prefer.