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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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Vinay's picture
This is so useful! thanks to this recipe hummus and wholewheat pita is now a breakfast staple for me! I make healthy and tasty homemade hummus every week- helps me get to my daily protein target and saves me a lot of money too!
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