Kara'a (Libyan Pumpkin Dip)

Recipe by English_Rose
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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the pumpkin in a saucepan with 2/3 cup of water, and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until soft.
  • Drain the pumpkin and return to the empty pan. Season well with salt and pepper and mash with a fork until smooth. Set aside.
  • Dry-roast the caraway and cumin seeds in a small frying pan over a medium-high heat for a couple of minutes until aromatic.
  • Crush the toasted seeds using a pestle and mortar then add the garlic, chili, and a pinch of salt, and work into a smooth paste.
  • Stir the spice mixture and lemon juice into the mashed pumpkin, then mix in the olive oil.
  • Serve either hot or cold as part of a mezze, accompanied by lots of hot griddled pita bread.
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