Monday, March 22, 2010

Hummus

Joining the falafel platter from yesterday, here is hummus. I like hummus not only for its taste but its versatility as well. A basic version can be made in many different flavors by adding ingredients. I am posting the basic version here... You can use a tablespoon tahini instead of sesame seeds if you like. You will then need a little less oil.

Ingredients:

1 cup raw chickpeas
2-3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Pepper

Soak the chickpeas overnight and boil them. In a food processor, grind the chickpeas, garlic, sesame seeds, lemon juice salt and pepper adding water as needed to get a smooth paste. Then add one tablespoon of oil at a time and blend, it it becomes a nice creamy dip. Taste for spices and salt. To serve, spread the dip in a bowl. Make an indentation in the hummus with back of spoon and drizzle some olive oil. Sprinkle some pepper on top. Enjoy!

I am sending this to MLLA # 21 hosted by Manju and here is the host lineup for future events.  

9 comments:

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hi, hummus looks so simple but delicious, love your photo too....

Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful recipe.. looks inviting.. thanks for sharing!!

Silence Sings said...

nice post...

Priya said...

Wat a fantastic dip, i can finish that whole bowl, just with some tortillas!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Even i had prepared hummus and used it for wraps and posted it today...lovely recipe.;

mangocheeks said...

I love hummus. I always have tins of chickpeas in my cupboard so that I could whizz this up when my 'greed desires'.

I also wanted to say, Thank you so much for becoming a follower. I truly appreciate it. Thank you.

Rachana Kothari said...

I love Hummus! yummy!

Siddhi S said...

wow i love this hummus...nice pic

Nithu Bala said...

Dear Congrats on winning MLLA-21...this is such a lovely entry Dear:-)

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