Roasted capsicum and walnut dip (Muhammara) is a traditional Middle Eastern dip made with roasted red capsicum, walnuts, garlic and olive oil. The pomegranate powder (anardana powder) adds a unique tangy taste to the dip. The rich red color dip is healthy and can be enjoyed with chopped veggies, pita bread, lavash or falafel. It is vegan.
Wash and pierce the red capsicum with a fork. Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake the capsicum at 200 C for 10-12 minutes or till the skin blackens. Alternatively, you can roast the capsicum on the flame of the gas stove. Move the capsicum over the flame till the skin blackens.
Remove and cool the capsicum. Peel off the charred skin.
Remove the skin.
In a mixture jar, add chopped walnuts, green chili, sugar, and salt. Pulse till the walnuts are ground to powder.
Now add the roasted and peeled red capsicum and bread slice. Blend them to smooth paste.