muhammara is a middle eastern roasted red bell pepper dip.
large red bell pepper
2 to 3
roasted walnuts or almonds
or pomegranate molasses or cane sugar
roasted cumin powder
(bhuna jeera powder)
red chili powder
or red chili flakes
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.
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