How to make Hummus - An Arabic dip mainly consumed with pita bread.

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Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना),

Cuisine : Lebanese

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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One can find plenty of starches, whole grain, fruits, vegetables, fresh fish and seafood in Lebanese cuisine.  Animal fats are rarely used. More of poultry than red meat is eaten.  When red meat is eaten it is usually lamb in the coastal and goat meat in the mountain regions. It also uses ample amounts of garlic and olive oil, often seasoned with lemon juice. Olive oil, herbs, garlic and lemon are typical flavours found in the Lebanese diet.
Foods here are mostly grilled, baked or sautéed in olive oil. Butter or cream is rarely used other than in a few desserts. Vegetables are often eaten raw, pickled or cooked. Herbs and spices are used and the Lebanese are very particular of the freshness of ingredients. Like most Mediterranean countries, much of what the Lebanese eat depends on the seasons. Lebanese recipes are a rich mixture of a variety of ingredients that come from all the Lebanese regions, and each Lebanese area has its own special dishes that bespeak the culture of the area.

For more recipes related to Hummus checkout Beetroot Hummus. You can also find more Pickles, Jams and Chutneys recipes like Rajasthani Lehsun Chutney with Apple, Coriander Coconut Chutney, Chhunda, Rajma Hummus.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 3.30-4 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Hummus Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) 150 grams

  • Garlic 2 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Tahini 3 tablespoons

  • Olive oil 4 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Soak the chickpeas overnight. Drain and boil in fresh water till soft. Cool and remove the skin and put them in a food processor container.

Step 2

Add garlic, salt and tahina and blend. Add two tablespoons olive oil and blend. Add lemon juice and continue to blend till absolutely smooth.

Step 3

Transfer into a serving bowl and chill in the refrigerator. Just before serving drizzle the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle red chilli powder.

Step 4

Place two to three whole chickpeas on top and serve with pita bread.