Friday, March 18, 2011

Hummus

Hai friends today i am coming with the popular Middle east sprepad or dip called "Hummus".Hummus is a creamy puree of chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste) seasoned with lemon juice and garlic, and is a popular spread and dip in Greece and throughout the Middle East. Hummus can be served as part of a meze platter; with bread or vegetable crudités for dipping; as a spread or filling for pita, lavash or Turkish pide bread; or as a tasty, creamy alternative to butter in sandwiches. A spoonful or two of hummus can also be added to Middle Eastern or Greek-style pilafs and stews to add richness.


Hummus is high in iron and vitamin C, and also has significant amounts of folate and vitamin B6.[16] The chickpeas make it a good source of protein and dietary fiber; the tahini consists mostly of sesame seeds, which are an excellent source of the amino acid methionine, complementing the proteins in the chickpeas. Depending on the recipe, hummus carries varying amounts of monounsaturated fat.[17] Hummus is useful in vegetarian and vegan diets and like other combinations of grains and pulses, when eaten with bread it serves as a complete protein.
Its very healthy to take.We all love it.My Husband loves this Hummus very much.Ok lets go to the recipe.


Ingredients:
Chickpeas can-1(i used 14 oz of can)
Lemon juice -1/4 cup
Water- ¼ cup
Garlic cloves-2
Tahini sauce-1/2 cup
salt to taste
Fresh Parsley-handful(chopped)
Pepper little

Preparations:

First open the can with the can opener and drain the water and clean the peans and keep it aside.We have save the drained water which later used this in the blender to make fine paste.

Method:

Take the blender and add all the ingredients one by one and make a smooth paste.If it is little crumble add the drained water and make smooth paste.
Serve this with the pita chips or pita bread or corn chips.
I prepare tortilla chips and serve with the Hummus.
I hope u like it.

18 comments:

  1. Hummus looks yumm...great with chips...

    FunWidFud

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  2. Looks yum..post chips recipe too?

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  3. Homemade humus looks delicious.

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  4. hummus looks drooooolworthy ...mmmmm...and lovely pics...

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  5. My fav anytime, just with tortilla chips anytime..

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  6. Thank u very much Priti.Soon i will post the recipe dear.

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  7. first time here.....wow..this recipe is absolutely new to me ......loved it !will surely try sometimes !

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  8. I LOVE hummus! But usually I make this in summers Vineela and serve with pita on the patio :)

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  9. very yummy... nice combo with chips ...
    www.rajafood.blogspot.com

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  10. hi
    came accross ur blog randomly.lovely recipes.will try all the veg. ones..

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