Hummus is a flavored dip/ spread that is famous in many places. I am not sure about that how many of you are aware about the hummus usage. I have tasted hummus during my aunty’s home visit. Not for a single time but every time it tastes different but still tastes great too. The hummus is usually used in junk foods like sandwiches and burgers as a middle spread. The creamier taste make it more yummier than expected and also it can be used as a dip for any main side dish like fried chicken or french fries. Hummus is high in iron, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6.
The main ingredient chickpeas are good source of protein and dietary fiber. Tahini is an excellent source of the Amino Acid methionine, complementing the proteins in the chickpeas. Hummus also carries varying amounts of monounsaturated fat. Hummus serves as a complete protein when eaten with bread. It is made from chickpeas and some additional flavorings of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and tahini (ground sesame seed paste) are later added to the hummus as well. So don’t think of the unhealthy canned dips,do make it at home and feel creamy!
- Chick peas/ Channa – 500 gram (soak it overnight and cook it with enough water)
- Garlic – 4 to 6 cloves
- Salt as needed
- Tahini (sesame seed paste) – 3/4 cup
- Lemon juice – 1/4 to 1/2 cup
- Olive oil – 2 spoon
- Paprika powder
- Drain the cooked chick peas/ channa and dry it and reserve the stoke.
- Put garlic in food processor and mince. Add chick peas and mince, scraping down the sides. Grind well.
- Add salt, tahini and lemon juice, blend well. Add enough reserved chick pea stoke to make a thick creamy consistency. Check taste again for additional lemon or salt. Mix with Olive oil.
- Serve on a platter and garnish with chick peas and paprika powder. Serve with olive oil and fresh pita bread.