Hummus

Hummus is a popular dip eaten widely across the Middle-East made from mashed chickpeas and a blended of spices. Here is my version of this delicious dip which is a great accompaniment to Falafel or on its own to as a snack to top your toast. I have not used Tahini in this recipe. However, if you want a more creamy version, you can add some to the blend as well.

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Total cook time: 40 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 60 gms chickpeas(Soak for 6-8 hours)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Water as required

Method

  1. In a pressure cooker, cook the soaked chickpeas with water, salt, garlic and bayleaf for 6-7 whistles.
  2. Once the chickpeas are boiled, sieve the water, garlic and bayleaf (DO NOT throw any of it).
  3. Once cooled, transfer the boiled chickpeas to a blender with the garlic and bayleaf.
  4. Add salt, pepper, sesame seeds, olive oil, green chilli and blend.
  5. If required, add some of the water from the boiled chickpeas.
  6. Blend until the chickpeas have mashed.
  7. Add the remaining water from boiling the chickpeas to adjust the consistency along with lemon juice and blend until smooth.
  8. Garnish with olive oil.
  9. Chill in the fridge and enjoy with pita, carrots, celery or crispy bread .

Hope you enjoy this!

Payal

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