Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hummuṣ bi ṭaḥīna



























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.

Ingredients
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

Method
1. Cook the chickpeas until soft. Remove the skin. Make a puree using a blender.
2. Mix the chickpeas puree with garlic, lemon juice, cumin powder, sesame paste, salt to make a smooth paste.
3. Mix the olive oil and paprika powder in a small bowl.

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.

10 comments:

  1. That is a super delicious dip ..my most favorite..beautifully done.Love to have some chips right away :)

    US Masala

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  2. yummy hummus.... beautiful clicks...

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  3. ahaa hummus looks so tempting ...beautiful presentation n click ...

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. Fabulous and yummy
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  5. been looking out for this recipe and it looks perfect for my taste ... bookmarking it

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