Monday, November 1, 2010

Hummus

I really enjoy dips, sauces, chutneys and dressings...be it tapenade or good old peanut sauce. What is a salad with out dressing or a chip without a dip! It just brings life to an appetizer/salad. Somehow, I am not crazy about Hummus . The same thing is not true with most of my friends, as far as they are concerned...they love hummus. To them: my friends- thanks for being there and enjoying what I create. On popular demand am posting hummus as promised to you all :)

This recipe has been adapted from 'Real Simple' magazine.

Ingredients:  Serves 4-6

 Kabuli chana/Chickpeas: 4 handfuls
Garlic clove : 2
Olive oil: 2 tsp
Fresh lemon Juice: 2-3 tbsp
Sesame seed roasted and powdered: 1 tbsp
Cumin powder: roasted and powdered : 1 tsp
Chili flakes: 1-2 tbsp
Basil flakes: 1-2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Soak kabuli chana overnight and pressure cook it till tender. Keep aside and let it cool. In a blender add all the ingredients, except  olive oil, chili flakes, basil flakes. You can add water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency. Add the olive oil in a stream and mix into the smooth and creamy paste. Now add the chili flakes, basil flakes and freshly ground black pepper (optional). Serve with crackers, or your favorite bread.

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13 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love Hummus? I like it a bit creamier but this chunkier version looks equally good!

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  2. I loveee hummus...yummmy!!!!

    Loved the clicks!

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  3. Oh, I love hummus! "what is a chip withot a dip!!" :)

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  4. Pass the plate pls!!!! Delicious and drooling!!!! :)

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  5. Lovely version of Hummus. Like to have it on my bread as a spread. Lovely click.

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  6. My all time favourite hummus, am ready to finish the bowl with some pita chips..

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  7. this is my fav with kubus looks lovely

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  8. this is a gorgeous presentation! I love it!
    And the recipe is great!
    Im such a hummus fanatic! cant keep it in the house! I'd gobble it all up in one shot! lol.

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  9. very good recipe with pita chips good combination

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  10. I love that you added chili flakes to this. It looks wonderful!I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this hummus widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about hummus, Thanks!

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