Muhammara is a classic Syrian dip.  It is made from roasted red peppers, walnuts and olive oil. You may serve it with pita, kebabs or grills.

Muhammara

Course: Dip
Cuisine: Middle Easten
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 386 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Muhammara is a classic Syrian dip.  It is made from roasted red peppers, walnuts and olive oil. You may serve it with pita, kebabs or grills. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Aleppo Chilli Flakes
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 400 degree F (200 Degrees C).

  2. Put the red bell peppers on a baking tray and roast for 40-55 minutes until their skin is charred.

  3. Keep rotating the peppers after every 10 minutes.

  4. Remove the tray from the oven and let the peppers cool down.

  5. Peel the skin of the peppers and cut them into small pieces.

  6. Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend to make a coarse mixture.

  7. Transfer the dip into a shallow serving bowl.

  8. Drizzle some more olive oil on top.

  9. Garnish with crushed walnuts, pomegranate seeds and parsley.

  10. Serve with pita chips, crackers or use as sandwich spread.

Recipe Notes

You can roast the peppers over direct flames also. If you have a BBQ or LPG gas hob, just roast it directly.

Do not make Muhammara too smooth. The texture should be slightly coarse.

 

Nutrition Facts
Muhammara
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1865IU37%
Vitamin C 78.3mg95%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.