Animi, Tahini or Sesame Paste – the favorite sauce of Oriental cooks – is a thick paste of ground sesame seed, it gives the taste of falafel, hummus, halvah and serves as the basis for many national dishes of Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Arab countries…
It should be noted that sesame is difficult to find an analogue for the calcium content, 100 grams of seeds contain its daily rate for an adult. Another of the beneficial properties of sesame is its ability to excrete the harmful products of metabolism.
It is difficult to buy this mixture, which is useful in all respects, and it is easy to cook on your own. Therefore, without losing time, proceed to a new cool recipe 😉
The classic recipe for Tahini Sauce contains only one ingredient: sesame seed. But since our grinding capabilities are different from industrial ones, we will add a little sesame oil to keep the viscous texture of this sauce.
- – 1 cup white sesame
- – 3 tbsp. sesame oil (it is possible and olive, although the taste will not be a classic)
Grind sesame in a coffee grinder or a small grinder, put the ground mass in a bowl, add oil, mix. The taste will be absolutely like that of a purchased one.
But for a true gourmet taste, the sauce needs to be modified:
- – 1 cup tahini
- – 2 cloves of garlic
- – Juice of 1 lemon
- – 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- – Freshly ground red pepper
- – 1 h / spoon of ground cumin (Zara) – optional
Grind everything in the bowl of the blender, add some water for easy mixing, but make sure that the sauce does not become too watery.
Congratulations, you just repeated the ancient oriental recipe. Now new horizons of refined tastes have opened before us!
Tahini – everything you wanted to know
What is sesame paste and how to make the most delicious tahini sauce?
Tahini is one of the most important, important and favorite components of Israeli cuisine. I would even say – component number one. Tahini is very tasty, tender and cosmically useful. It is very easy to prepare and can be easily combined with any dish. For vegans, it is generally not interchangeable.
Tahini – what is it?
Tahini is spread mainly in the Arabic cuisine, but also in Greece, Cyprus, in the countries of northern Africa, in Asia and India. Israeli cuisine also uses it for cooking a variety of dishes.
Historians claim that the oldest mention of this product, they found in recipes, dating back to 2 millennium BC. Then, our forefathers, it was the custom to serve sesame wine to the gods.
Tahini is the common name for sesame paste or, as it is also called, sesame paste. Ground sesame seeds, which, when ground, turn into a paste, because of the huge amount of vegetable fat content in them – and there is tahini.
The paste consists of 100% sesame seeds. To prepare the tahini sauce, concentrated sesame paste is diluted with cold water and lemon juice, garlic and salt are added to it.
How to buy tahini?
In the shops today you can find dozens of types and varieties of sesame paste. All have on
When you open the tahini jar, you will see a layer of oil on the surface of the paste. Do not be scared. Sesame paste consists of sesame oil and pulp ground seeds. Before using the paste, the jar should be well shaken up, or mix the contents with a spoon.
Tahini – useful properties
Our body very easily accepts and digests sesame paste. Even those who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders can use it without fear.
Tahini is rich in vitamins E, C, B and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, copper and phosphorus. It has a lot of omega 3, 4, 6 and fiber, and by the amount of calcium in it, it can compete only with fatty yellow cheese.
Tahini, it is also a source of methionine that helps cleanse the liver, alkaline minerals, helps burn excess fat and zinc, preventing hair loss. A 100 g serving of tahini contains 10 mg. zinc. This is 70% of the recommended daily allowance.
Daily use of Tahini helps prevent cancer, helps the body get rid of toxins and harmful metabolic products, improves blood clotting.
How to cook tahini sauce?
Everything is very simple. The proportions of sesame paste and water – 1: 1. Pour sesame paste into a bowl and add water to it. Mix well until smooth and homogeneous mass. Add crushed garlic, lemon juice and salt. Again, mix and everything – tahini sauce is ready.
It can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.