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.
Related Posts: Trial and Error's Hummus.,Saffron Trail's Hummus


rp said...

Yay! I made this too, few weeks ago. The blender blade wouldn't turn, because the chickpeas is too thick! I made the tahini first by grinding roasted sesame seeds with olive oil. Then added some of it to the hummus, and kept the rest for later use. Tahini will last in the fridge for a very long time.

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Hey trust me...yesterday I was talking to my hubby about hummmus..and here you are with a recipe:) will try soon!!!!

Jayashree said...

I have always wanted to try making hummus....now with your recipe that may be just possible.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this recipe. will try it out soon and let u know.

Shaheen said...

RP:I haven't made tahini by itself for use. GOod idea.I add the elmon juice to make the blades work.
Priya: Great minds think alike..:)
Jayshree, RG: It is very easy, do try.Just use canned chickpeas.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this easy recipe for Hummoos. Made it last night with your beef gyro and came out good.

Umm Maryam