Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hummus/Chick pea Dip Recipe

Hummus is a dish widely consumed in Arabian and Middle Eastern countires. It is a good option especially for vegetarians being a rich source of Iron,Folic Acid and Vitamins B,C.After eating, it leaves you feeling very light. My daughter loved how i made it and couldn't stop eating it the whole day! :P                            
              I have had this Mediterranean chickpea dip "hummus" in a few restaurants here in chennai.They serve with Pita bread and other bread varieties.It reminds me of Nan and chole.It is an intersting and tasty dip which can had with lot of things so i just tried it at home.Being summer i just served it with a lot of fresh vegetables and crackers.I would love to try the pita bread too.

You will Need

  • Half cup Kabuli Channa
  • Two tsp Lemon juice
  • One pod Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Two tsp White Sesame seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

How to
1.Soak the channa overnight or for 8 hours and pressure cook till soft.
2.Roast the sesame seeds till light brown and cool it.
 3.Blend the cooked and cooled channa along with roasted sesame seeds,cumin powder,salt and garlic.
 4.Squeeze some lime juice while grinding.
5.Blend until smooth.
Transfer in to a serving bowl make swirls from the centre add some olive oil and sprinkle some chilli powder for a little spice.

  • Add a little salt while cooking the channa and add a little while blending.
  • You can avoid the sesame seeds if you do not prefer.
  • It can be stored in the refrigerator for few days and used whenever.

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