04 January 2013,00:46 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
25 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Using a deep frying pan, saute the onions gently in the oil until soft and golden.
  • Add the walnuts, breadcrumb puree, the chilli (or pepper or puree), the cumin and salt to taste.
  • Continue to saute gently on a low heat until the ingredients are well blended - about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, place it in a bowl and garnish it with the pine nuts.
  • Muhammara is eaten as a dip with bread. It can also be used as a spicy dip with kebabs, grilled meats and fish.
  • The Muhammara also eat it as a spread on toast.


  • 4  medium onions, finely chopped
  • 6  tablespoons cooking oil
  • 85 grams walnut pieces
  • 45 grams fresh breadcrumbs blended with cold water to a puree
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder or 1 small can hot pepper puree
  • A pinch of ground cumin
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts sauteed in a little cooking oil

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