Condiments Recipes

Hummus recipe – A Delectable chickpea preparation

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Hummus is a simple dish, from the middle east but loved all over the world. It’s normally a part of Arabic mezze (large appetizer platter), also eaten with falafel, pita and many other middle eastern preparations. The name hummus literally means chickpeas in Arabic. Hummus is eaten in the middle east since ancient times, and it’s a staple there. It was first prepared in the Levant region and from the Levant, it spread all over the middle east. The first recipe of hummus was recorded in the 13th century, during the Abbasid dynasty in Cairo. But some food historians believe that it is much older. Since it was a staple and daily food in the middle east, it was not recorded earlier.

Today, hummus is an intrinsic part of middle eastern and Arabic food culture. It is also now available in the western world, and people there are also loving it. Since it’s a good and nutritious option for vegetarian and vegan in the west. In 100g of serving, hummus provides 166 calories, 9.6g of fat, and 7.9g of protein. Which makes it much healthier than other vegetarian dips, spreads or sauces. Also, it is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fibres and other essential nutrients.

Hummus

Simple homemade recipe of hummus

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas – 1 cup
  • Tahini – 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil – 2tbsp
  • Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 tbsp
  • Parsley – for garnish
  • Sumac – for garnish

Method

  • First soak the chickpea overnight, after soaking it for minimum 6 hrs, now cook the chickpeas, till it gets soft and mushy
  • Now, in a food processor put cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and grind it into a thick paste consistency, if you like it smooth, grind it accordingly¬†
  • Now put the hummus in a bowl, garnish it by drizzling some olive oil, also sprinkle some sumac and parsley. (garnishing is up to you, You can even add some boiled chickpeas for more texture, also you can add olive for flavour. Be creative and do experiment with your hummus)

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