Indian Style Tapenade Recipe

Rupal Patel
Indian Style Tapenade Recipe
1426 ratings.

Tapenade is a popular food in the south of France which is usually a spread that is eaten with bread. The base ingredient of Tapenade is Olive. Olives and capers are finely chopped, crushed or blended to make a spread. To give it an Indian twist, we are using moong with olives to make this recipe.

Serve Indian Style Tapenade with hot Masala Chai for your tea time break or you can also serve it for breakfast.

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Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 cups Green Moong Dal (Whole) , boiled
  • Salt , Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Black olives , chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green olives , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Onions , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon Parsley leaves , chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dry Red Chillies , crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil , as required for garnishing
  • 1/2 Dry Red Chilli , crushed for garnishing

How to make Indian Style Tapenade Recipe

  1. To begin with Indian Style Tapenade, heat the wide pan with 1-1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

  2. Add chopped onions, chopped garlic, chopped black & green olives. Mix everything well and saute for a minute.

  3. Add boiled moong along with salt and mash them lightly. Add lemon zest and mix.

  4. Turn off the stove and transfer the mixture into a bowl. Add chopped cilantro or chopped parsley into the mixture.

  5. Add crushed dry red chilies, lemon juice and remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Mix everything well.

  6. Cut diagonal slices of French bread. Toast them very lightly and arrange bread slices on a serving platter.

  7. Spread the moong tapenade mixture over each slice. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some crushed red chilies over them.

  8. Serve Indian Style Tapenade with hot Masala Chai for your tea time break or you can also serve it for breakfast.