Saturday, 22 September 2012

Chickpea Hummus

Easy, healthy, delicious dip great for bread sticks or Pita.


1/2 cup chick peas (kabuli chana)
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tsp white sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp fresh curd
2 tsp olive oil
Salt to taste


  • Soak the chick peas in enough water overnight.
  • Next day, drain the chick peas, add the salt and ½ cup of water and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistles or till they are overcooked.
  • Cool and strain using a strainer. Keep the chick peas and water aside separately.
  • Roast sesame seeds for a minute. (They should not turn brown.)
  • Combine the sesame seeds, garlic, lemon juice, curd, oil, salt and ¼ cup of the strained water and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  • Add the cooked chick peas and blend again till smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add 2 to 3 tbsp of the strained water and blend well.
  • Transfer this mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Garnish with chilli powder and olive oil and serve chilled with bread sticks or pita bread.


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