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Hummus with an Indian Twist

Samina.Tapia's picture
This great tasting, versatile dip is easy to make. It can be served with pita/tandoori bread as an appetizer, can be used as a dressing for a simple cucumber and tomato salad, can be used as a topping on Crostini, or used as a spread for sandwiches and Katti rolls. I love to use it in Chicken Tikka rolls and to eat it with bhajjia/Fritters. Use any herb of your choice like dill, mint and coriander.
  Boiled chickpeas 400 Gram (Garbanzo Beans)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Water 3 Tablespoon
  Chopped mint 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Chopped coriander 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs) (Cilantro)
  Salt To Taste
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Curd/Low fat cream 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Teaspoon (For Garnish)
  Paprika pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (For Garnish)

1.Put chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, left over water of boiled chickpeas, mint and coriander, cumin powder and salt, in a processor or blender and process it to a smooth paste.
2. Whisk in the thick curd/yogurt/low fat cream into the paste just before serving. If you want to store it in the fridge for a couple of days, do not add the curd/cream.
3. Shift to serving dish. To garnish pour olive oil on it and sprinkle paprika pepper over it.
4. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Party, Healthy, Quick
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
In India, Tahini paste is not only difficult to find in the local markets but is also very expensive. So I used the basic Ingredient ie Chickpeas and mixed a few other flavors of India to give a twist to this excellent Mediterranean dip.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 818 Calories from Fat 193

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.3%

Saturated Fat 3.2 g15.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.9 mg1.3%

Sodium 440.6 mg18.4%

Total Carbohydrates 123 g41.1%

Dietary Fiber 32.2 g128.8%

Sugars 22.1 g

Protein 38 g76.3%

Vitamin A 35.4% Vitamin C 57.1%

Calcium 30.3% Iron 77.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Vinay's picture
Hummus With An Indian Twist Recipe, Humous