Friday, September 5, 2014

Hummus

Homemade hummus has such a refreshingly fresh taste! All it takes is chickpeas that are soaked overnight and ground to a paste with spices. Hummus is high in protein and flavor. It makes a great snack with baked pita chips (chips made with pita bread). That is my daughter's favorite snack when she gets back from school. In fact I had to bake chips with my fresh made pita bread so she could have pita chips and hummus.



Hummus spread in a pita with vegetables and or falafel is a favorite in my house. If you have never tried it you really should as you are missing out.

You will need
1 cup garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. paprika
salt to taste

Soak the bean overnight in water. Pressure cook the next day for 10 minutes. When depressurized remove the beans and let them cool. Meanwhile roast the sesame seeds, cool and grind to a powder. Peel the garlic pods and roughly chop them. In a food processor combine the cooked beans, garlic, lime juice, sesame seeds and olive oil. Grind to a fine paste. Roast the cumin seeds and pound to a powder. Mix in the cumin powder, paprika and salt to taste.

9 comments:

  1. All time favourite. This Mediterranean dip is so addictive. .love the chips and dip combo.

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  2. When I had made hummus at home, I snacked on it so much with chips..your pictures are tempting me to make it again..

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  3. I love hummus. Btw, I forgot to mention in the main post, I like the wooden background you used and nice styling too.

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  4. i live hummus but somehow DH is not getting hooked on to it ..so it is always difficult to make it at home for one portion..this one looks beautiful

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  5. I love hummus and yours looks so creamy & delicious.

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  6. Nice one Varada. I made this long time ago and I was the only one who like it...

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  7. Love this dip vatada and especially after trying it out with shrak bread, I made it again to use it as a regular spread.

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  8. Love this dip varada and especially after trying it out with shrak bread, I made it again to use it as a regular spread.

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  9. I love hummus and so does the family. Love your pic.

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