Homemade Spicy Tahini



Homemade Spicy Tahini


I have been making Tahini at home for a while now. It’s so simple that it’s almost a crime to buy it! All it takes is some sesame seeds, olive oil and 10 mins of your time. I also like the flavor of homemade Tahini a lot better, it’s nuttier and grainer. I use Tahini in salad dressings, in sandwiches, in dips and in many cake recipes.


sesame seeds


I have been eating a lot of salads and have been trying new dressings to make my salads more interesting. Today I wanted to try something with Tahini and realized that I have run out of it. I had to make a new batch. This time though, I thought I will try something new with my Tahini. Why not make it more interesting by  spicing it up! I was going to use them mainly for salad dressing anyway so I thought a little extra spice in it would be great.


spices with sesame seeds


It’s turned out to be fabulous! This spicy Tahini is has strong flavors of cumin, pepper and the mild heat from the chilies. Fried garlic in it only makes it better.


Gorgeous Garlic


WIll head to the kitchen to make my salad for lunch now. I am sure this can be great for sandwich spreads and dips as it’s a lot more flavorful than the usual Tahini.


garlic fried in olive oil


I will soon share a recipe for a salad dressing using this but for that you need to have your spicy Tahini ready! Make it today 🙂


Spiced up Tahini


Tahini with cumin, black pepper, red chili and garlic



  • 1 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp black pepper corns
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 dry red chilies
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic (or more)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Dry roast sesame seeds with all the spices till it’s slightly brown and fragrant. Take care not to burn it. Fry the garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil till golden

Blend all the ingredients and the remaining olive oil together. Keep mixing it with a spoon while blending it to achieve  the desired consistency. Add more olive oil if you like.

Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.


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