Hummus Recipe | From my brother’s kitchen

Hummus – One of the extremely addictive dips from middle eastern cuisine, made with garbanzo beans, tahini sauce and other spices.

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Here is another recipe from the kitchen of my dear brother. When it comes to cooking, he is one of the best in our family. I posted his vegetarian pad thai recipe last year. This time it is Hummus – one of the popular dips from the middle eastern cuisine. It is made by grinding cooked garbanzo beans with tahini sauce and other ingredients. Tahini sauce is nothing but white sesame seeds ground with other spices. The sesame seeds impart a nutty flavor to this dish. Hummus can be whipped up easily. This creamy and delicious dip is usually served with pita bread. This also goes well with vegetables. Uncountable variations and recipes are available for hummus. This is my brother’s take on this recipe. Here is the recipe of this extremely addictive dip !

recibites_iconHummus comes from the arabic word meaning chickpeas.

Hummus Recipe:

Cuisine : Middle Eastern
Category : Dips / Spreads

Preparation Time : 8-10 hours for soaking chickpeas
Cooking Time : 10 min

Hummus – ReciCode

Blend white sesame seeds, lemon juice, olive oil, salt & water until smooth → Tahini sauce is ready now → Blend cooked garbanzo beans, tahini sauce, lemon juice, chopped garlic, olive oil & salt until smooth → Transfer to a serving bowl → Pour olive oil on top → Sprinkle red chilli powder → Garnish with sliced black olives.


Ingredients : (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1 & 1/2 cups Cooked Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
  • Juice of 1/2 medium size Lemon
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt as required

  For Tahini Sauce:

  • 100 g White Sesame Seeds
  • Juice of 1/2 medium size Lemon
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt as required
  • Water

  For garnishing:

  • Black Olives (optional)
  • 2 pinches of Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil

 How to make Hummus?

Tahini Sauce:
1. Put white sesame seeds, lemon juice, olive oil and salt in a blender.
2. Add a little water.
3. Blend this until smooth. Our tahini sauce is ready!

Hummus:
1. Put cooked garbanzo beans, tahini sauce, lemon juice, chopped garlic, olive oil and salt in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. You can add a little water if required. But take care not to make it too thin.
4. Transfer this to a serving bowl.
5. Add some olive oil on top. Sprinkle red chilli powder. Finally, garnish with sliced black olives.
6. Easy and delicious hummus is ready to be served !

Notes

  • Soak the chickpeas overnight and pressure cook until soft. Drain the water and reserve it. You may use this water while blending hummus.
  • You may increase/decrease the quantity of garlic to suit your taste.
  • You may also add 1/4 tsp cumin powder while grinding the chickpeas.
  • Hummus can also be made without tahini sauce !

 

Happy Cooking!

 

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