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A mouthwatering Muhammara recipe | Lebanese Cuisine

Sumati Menda • 6 October, 2014

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Muhammara is one of my favourite Lebanese mezze dishes, in fact I often find myself stopping at various Lebanese outlets in Dubai for a quick snack of Muhammara with Arabic bread (Khubz) or I just take it to go.  I have tried the Muhammara at most Lebanese restaurants in Dubai, my favourite being at Al Halabi at Mall of the Emirates.  The Galeries Lafayette food court, on the other hand, seems to have gotten it horribly wrong.

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When a friend invited me for dinner at Li Beirut in Abu Dhabi with the promise of the best Muhammara I have ever tasted, I quickly agreed to make the trip, and as it turns out the Muhammara is definitely up there!  Thankfully the chef happily shared the recipe.  So here is it - Muhammara according to Li Beirut:

A mouthwatering Muhammara recipe | Lebanese Cuisine

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  • Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 90g Cashew Nuts
  • 90g Bread Crumbs
  • 2.5 tbsp Red Chilli Paste (Hareesa)
  • 1/3 cup of Pomegranate Molasses
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 75g Peeled Walnuts
  • 2 full tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
90g Cashew Nuts 90g Bread Crumbs 2.5 tbsp Red Chilli Paste (Hareesa) 1/3 cup of Pomegranate Molasses 3/4 tsp Cumin Powder 75g Peeled Walnuts 2 full tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp Salt

Method:

  1. Pre heat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (approx. 175 Celsius)
  2. Roast the Cashew nuts for about 10 minutes on a baking sheet, stirring them around half way through
  3. Blend all ingredients (cashew nuts, walnuts, bread crumbs, chilli paste, cumin powder, salt) in a food processor and mix well, while consistently pouring in the Pomegranate Molasses.
  4. If it appears too think, add some crushed ice.
  5. Add the Olive Oil last, checking the textured of the paste, and add more if needed.
  6. Serve in a mezze Bowl, like in the picture and garnish with walnuts, olive oil and fresh mint leaves

 

Pre heat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (approx. 175 Celsius) Roast the Cashew nuts for about 10 minutes on a baking sheet, stirring them around half way through Blend all ingredients (cashew nuts, walnuts, bread crumbs, chilli paste, cumin powder, salt) in a food processor and mix well, while consistently pouring in the Pomegranate Molasses. If it appears too think, add some crushed ice. Add the Olive Oil last, checking the textured of the paste, and add more if needed. Serve in a mezze Bowl, like in the picture and garnish with walnuts, olive oil and fresh mint leaves   Pre heat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (approx. 175 Celsius) Roast the Cashew nuts for about 10 minutes on a baking sheet, stirring them around half way through Blend all ingredients (cashew nuts, walnuts, bread crumbs, chilli paste, cumin powder, salt) in a food processor and mix well, while consistently pouring in the Pomegranate Molasses. If it appears too think, add some crushed ice. Add the Olive Oil last, checking the textured of the paste, and add more if needed. Serve in a mezze Bowl, like in the picture and garnish with walnuts, olive oil and fresh mint leaves  

Enjoy!

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Nutrition facts: 240 calories, 9 grams fat

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