October 13, 2006
Spicy Garlicky Hummmus
You will need:
Chick peas-1 1/2 cup cooked
Sesame seeds- 3/4 cup or substitute 3/4 cup Tahini
Garlic Cloves-3 or 3/4 tsp garlic powder
Lemon Juice- 2 tsp
Olive Oil-1/2 cup( Keep aside 2 tbsp oil for garnish)
Red chili powder or pepper flakes-1/2 tsp
Oregano- 1 pinch
Salt –1/4 tsp or to taste.
Paprika-1/4 tsp for garnish.
Fresh Parsley chopped- ¼ cup
Wash the canned chickpeas and drain to get rid of its liquid. In a food processor, first blend the sesame seeds with the lemon juice, till it becomes a paste. Then add everything else except the oil and blend.
It is supposed to be thick and smooth so pulse and then blend without adding water. Add a bit of the oil to keep the blades running. When there are no chunks left, with the processor running, add the oil in a stream gently. This aerates the hummus and gives it its creamy yet light texture.
Adjust the seasoning and scrape into a bowl. Make an indentation in a circle and pour the remaining oil in it. Garnish with paprika and chopped fresh parsley.
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