Classic Hummus- Better than restaurant

This Hummus!

Creamy, garlicky, lemony and so so delicious! Much much better than the ones you order at restaurants, it is really flavourful. You would want to eat this hummus with everything!

May I also add that it's vegan, gluten-free and super healthy!


Hummus is a middle eastern dip or spread made with boiled chickpeas, garlic and olive oil and is usually eaten with pita bread. One of the most popular ways of eating hummus is with falafel wraps. Soft pita bread+creamy hummus+ crispy falafel+ crunchy veggies! I am dreaming of a falafel sandwich already.

Speaking of pita bread, I have this amazing whole wheat pita bread on the blog which you must try. Soft and pillowy pita bread is great for scooping hummus and other crunchy vegetables to make delicious sandwiches.


I have had hummus at so many restaurants in India but home-made hummus is much more delicious and creamier. I mean there's really no comparison, it's that good! Go ahead and customise this hummus according to your liking. You can add basil, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers- so many different variations of hummus can be tried. I also have this Green goodness coriander hummus on blog which is a flavour bomb.

One of my favourite ways of enjoying hummus is smearing it over crisp toasted bread topped with fresh tomato-onion salsa. You can even make healthy sandwiches, tacos like this Grilled vegetable tacos with hummus and even delicious pasta with hummus. My other favourite way of eating hummus is with vegetable crudites (crunchy raw vegetables). Its an amazing snack and a great appetiser for entertaining guests.

Easy and quick to make. Oh and very very high in proteins.


Hummus- Creamy and smooth middle eastern dip made with chickpeas

Type: Appetiser
Diet: Vegan/Gluten free
Serving: Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients

1/2 cup raw chickpeas
2-3 medium sized cloves of garlic
2 tsp white sesame seeds (lightly toasted)
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
salt to taste
water as required

Method

Soak chickpeas overnight or for atleast 8 hours.

Pressure cook chickpeas with little salt till cooked. Once cooled, open the pressure cooker and strain excess water. Reserve some of the water to make hummus.

Add chickpeas, peeled garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, cumin powder, chilli powder, sesame seeds and lemon juice in a processor and blend.

Add some of the reserved water if its gets difficult to blend.

Blend till hummus is smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Store in an air-tight container in fridge and consume within 2 days.

Garnish with some more extra virgin olive oil, toasted sesame seeds, chilli powder and pomegranate before serving.


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