Wednesday, December 10, 2014

No Garlic Hummus - A Middle Eastern Dip

Well, who says there cannot be dish without 'NO ONION, NO GARLIC' ! Presenting a Middle Eastern Platter with same :) :)

The simple dip of Chickpeas, lemon juice, salt and flavorful Olive Oil with my addition of little bit of Italian Seasoning, Basil Leaves, Chilli flakes and Oregano Leaves :) So without Garlic, there is lot to add more into it to  make it flavorful dish :) :) While going through various recipes, found this article of Huffington Post which says why one should have Hummus :)

Let's start with Tahini!


  • Toast 3 tbsp of Sesame Seeds till it changes color to brown. Keep stirring continuously exactly like how we make Til ki Chikki!
  • Grind it with 1 tbsp of Olive Oil or little more oil to blend it more. I had to add 2 tbsp extra to blend it well. 
Then What! Tahini is READY :) Keep it aside. 

Let's See How Hummus is Made :)

  • 1 cup - Chickpeas (Soak for 6-8 hours and then boiled it just exactly the same we do for making Chole)
  • Prepared Tahini
  • 2-3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 green chillies (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp - Olive oil
  • 1 tsp - cumin powder
  • Water left over from boiling chick peas
  • Red Chilli Flakes
  • Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Oregano leaves
  • Basil leaves
  • Roasted sesame seeds 
  • A little liberal hand in dropping the olive oil :)
Method  for Hummus:
Must be seeing Avocado, I was to add it but then after peeling it more it was not that good to use :( So didn't put it inside! You can add it and make the Avocado Hummus. 
  • Add the boil chickpeas with the tahini sauce prepared to the blender and grind it well. Add little water to it if required. 
  • Add lemon juice, green chilli, salt, olive oil, cumin powder and grind again. If not able to mix it then add little at once. 
  • Garnish it with chilli flakes, sesame seeds, basil and oregano leaves. 
  • This will be stuff into Pita Bread and other Ingredients :) 

Please feel write to me for any queries :)

Happy Middle Eastern Food :) :)

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