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Hummus ( हामास)

hummus

Hummus ( हामास)Hummus , It is chickpea / garbanzo beans dip or spread , which is staple in middle east cuisine.It is rich in proteins, good fat, iron and fiber. It is very much vegan too , it can be enjoyed with any food as a spread that is from pita bread, pita chips , corn chips, on a bread , bet burgers , as a veggie roll , as dip with fresh vegetables such as carrots , celery and pretzels ; the combinations are endless as it can fit in to any cuisine from around the world.

Regional Dish:  Middle East

Cuisine Style: Mediterranean | Cooking Time 15  mins | Take it with falafel/ pita bread | Type Dip/Spread | Quantity  10 servings| Shelf Life : 1 week if refrigerated

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving (2tbs)

Calories (54kcals), Carbohydrates (6g), Protein (1.4g), Fat (2.3g)

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Chick peas or garbanzo beans ( wash and soak in water for overnight )
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbs salt ( adjust to taste))
  • 5 tbs Tahini paste
  • 2 tbs lemon juice ( adjust to taste)
  • 2tbs olive oil to garnish
  • 1tbs finely chopped cilantro to garnish
  • Chili powder to garnish

 Method:

  1. Wash the chick peas/ garbanzo beans again and cook to soft consistency or can use  1 can chick peas to cut down the process.
  2. Drain the water, add chick peas, tahini paste, salt, lemon juice, crushed garlic in to a smooth paste; if needed we can add some water and check for the taste.
  3. Then take out in to  a bowl , make a indentation in center , fill it with olive oil and garnish with cilantro and chili powder.

 

Variations: Add some cumin powder , Adding  avocado , Adding plain yogurt , Adding some green chilies ,Adding some roasted red bell peppers , Garnish with pine nuts, Garnish with sesame seeds.

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