Authentic Hummus

Home-made Quick hummus

Hummus is the staple food of Arab people and it’s made from chickpeas or garbanzo. Their tradition is to have it with pita bread. This is beyond doubt, a good way to add chickpeas in our daily diet, as a spread for sandwich or a dip for salads. Or hummus works great even just like a non-spicy chatni with moong dal bhajiyas as an evening snack.  You will likely drool to eat this mouth-watering hummus dip more and more with everything you can! All the busy mummies must store hummus for their kids and slather it on sandwiches and even on wraps!

Lebanese food in India has conquered millions of hearts. Though we are not used to eating this cuisine as often yet! Hummus spread will give a new dimension to the wraps and sandwiches you prepare and be much more than just a healthy treat for one and all.  Did you know? Chickpeas have high content of protein, fiber and being a low-fat option for vegetarians, make it an ideal addition for a balanced diet. Weight watchers must have a look at this recipe for silky-smooth hummus and have a feast with this Lebanese dip more often.

To make it more happening – add roasted bell peppers that will give a good crunch for texture and enhance the taste. Once you have this recipe cooked, you can try falafel wraps, shawarma, Lebanese Salad with/without falafel, dip for pita bread, and munch on it with oats crackers and so on. It is a very versatile and a healthy Lebanese dip, when you compare it to store-bought dips and sauces loaded with oil, preservatives and cheese. Think wise and do give this Lebanese Hummus a try!

hummus.jpgRecipe:

  • 2 cups prepared Chick Peas (boiled at home or canned)
  • 2 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medium Clove Garlic
  • 2 tsp Tahini Paste (sesame paste)
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Process:

  • Soak for 10 hours (overnight) chickpea and cook them in pressure cooker.
  • They needs to be very tender, press them between two fingers for a check.
  • Take a processor, pour in the cooked chickpeas, add the salt and garlic, and then slowly start to add the tahini paste as the food processor.
  • Once done, add the lemon juice and oil and let the food processor run until all makes it a paste. Keep checking at intervals.
  • Taste the delicious puree and see if it needs an adjustment of salt or lemon juice.

 

PS: To chickpea add 1tsp of soda-bi-carb it makes the cooking process fast.

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