This popular dip found throughout the Middle East is made from mashed chickpeas (Hummus in Arabic) blended with sesame paste, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt. Its an Arabic name which means "Chickpeas with Tahini".
To know more about its nutritional benefits and serving methods, click here.
Chick peas (soaked in water overnight) - 300 gms
Garlic pods (crushed finely)- 2-3
Sesame paste (Tahini)- 200 gms
Lemon juice(from 1 lemon)
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 100 ml
Paprika powder (chilli powder)- 1 tsp
Salt - as desired
Corriander leaves(chopped) - optional
Parsley (chopped) - optional
1. Cook the chickpeas until soft. Remove the skin. Make a puree using a blender.
4. Pour this oil over the puree paste. Add a little water if desired.
5. Garnish Hummus with corriander leaves and when served with a warm fresh bread, it serves as a complete protein rich food !
This recipe goes to Nithu Bala's CWF - Chickpeas event, started by Kiran.