Sunday, 12 February 2012

Homemade Hummus

Chickpeas / Garbanzo 1 Cup
Coriander Powder 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder few Pinches
Lemon Juice 3 Tbsps
Olive Oil 1 Tbsp
Salt to Taste
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp
Method of preparation:
Soak chickpeas in water overnight.
Pressure cook soaked chickpeas in sufficient water for 3 whistles.
Alternatively, boil chickpeas in few cups of water on stove top till chickpeas turn soft.
Strain the cooked chickpeas and reserve the cooking liquid.
Toast sesame seeds in a heavy bottomed pan on low flame.
Once sesame seeds turn golden brown in color, remove from heat.
Grind toasted sesame seeds with olive oil into thick paste.
Grind cooked garbanzo beans with freshly prepared tahini paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, lemon juice and salt.
Add little bit of reserved cooking liquid at a time while grinding the garbanzo beans.
Make sure not to add too much water.
Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary.
Stir in olive oil and store tight in a refrigerator to stay fresh for couple of days.
Remove the homemade hummus onto a bowl and serve with toasted pita bread or with any bread of your choice.