Hummus is a super smooth creamy flavourful dip used in mediterranean cuisine and streetside fast foods. It’s so healthy protein rich cream used as a dip or as a spread. Chickpeas the main ingredient gives he creamy texture to hummus. Tahini enhances the flavour of hummus which is nothing but the ground mixture of dry roasted white sesame seeds, olive oil and salt. Hummus is ridiculously easy to make at home and lasts for few weeks in refrigerator. Fresh lemon juice gives excellent taste to hummus.
Anything that it homemade is always healthy tasty and hygienic as well. It is much better than store bought. Add more olive oil to enrich its richness. Hummus is used in wraps, salads, pasta, salsas, crust for chicken, devided eggs, mashed potatoes, dip for nachos. Halloween party and for other getogether occasions hummus is highly used. Kids love to have it with nachos for snacking. Any spice can be added to top it finally. Peanut butter can also be used in place of chickpea paste. Do try this quick fluffy yummy recipe of hummus and enjoy it with your family.
⏲️PREP TIME : 15 minutes
⏲️COOK TIME : 10 minutes
🌮CUISINE : Mediterranean
🥙COURSE : Dip / spread
🍴YIELD : 8 servings
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :
Chickpeas – 255 gm
White sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
Garlic – 7 no.
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 lemon
Olive oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
Water – 2 glasses
Soak chickpeas over night and pressure cook till 5 whistles by adding water .
Let chickpeas come to room temperature then drain it and keep it aside.
In a pan dry roast sesame seeds.
Roast until it is slightly golden in colour
In a small mixer jar powder the roasted sesame seeds using little olive oil.
Now in a medium size mixer jar add in the cooked chickpeas and garlic.
Add in the ground sesame powder, black salt, lemon juice and grind it to a smooth paste.
Add 1 to 2 tsp water ( water used to cook channa) and grind it to a thick paste without any lump.
Make sure it not watery or flowy adjust with Olive oil or water.
Hummus is done.
Transfer it to a bowl, sprinkle some chilli powder (or chilli flakes), olive oil and extra spice of your choice.
Adjust and add salt, olive oil and water to blend it to creamy texture.