Hummus, is basically a dip made from chickpeas and is such an easy and simple dish to make, which is also nutritious. It has become a part of famous Middle eastern cuisine. Hummus has many added benefits. It can actually help in weight management, helps in reducing cholesterol, helps to prevent cancer, a great and easy spread for any time of the day and so on.
Last day I had soaked some chickpeas for making my chickpea curry for breakfast and after I took what was required in the morning, there was this excess cooked chickpeas. I was thinking on what I should be doing with this and then suddenly it struck me, Why not make some hummus? Though I have never made it before, I thought I would give it a try.
I have never loved hummus so much and it was really very yummy.
Serves – 4
- 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 4–5 cloves of garlic
- 1 1/4 tbsp Lemon juice
- 3 tbsp tahini paste
- a pinch of cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- around 2/3 cups water or the liquid obtained from cooking chickpeas ( this adds more flavor than water)
- Olive oil for serving
- Seasoning as per your choice.
For Tahini Sauce:
- 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp or more extra virgin olive oil
For Tahini Sauce –
Roast the sesame seeds till light brown. Be careful not to burn them.
Grind the sesame seeds and olive oil in a blender or food processor to make a thick paste.
Your tahini Sauce is ready.
For the Hummus –
Put in all the ingredients into a grinder or food processor and make it into a fine paste.
Add olive oil generously over the top at the time of serving.
Season with chilly flakes or anything else that you would prefer.
Enjoy the aroma and flavor of freshly made hummus within no time.