Traditionally yours , Hummus

  
For me, Hummus is the King of dips , you know the way you have your king of fruits, king of vegetables- hummus is now in that league .

Hummus can be prepared with varied ingredients such roasted peppers, jalapenos etc , really all of them just taste as good! I tend to stick to the traditional, old school way of making it as the children love it that way.

 

Ingredients :

2 cup chickpeas

2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Tahini (sesame paste)

3-4 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice

2 cloves garlic

1/4th tsp Sumac

Salt to taste

Method:
1) Soak the chickpeas overnight with a pinch of bicarb soda (this will help to soften the chickpeas) ; they should be soaked for a good 10-12 hours

Next day, wash well, drain the water . Add them to a large pot filled with boiling water and cook for an hour or hour and a half on simmered heat. If you have a pressure cooker – 30 minutes and it will be ready! You know the chickpeas are ready when the chickpeas are crushed easily ( really easy ) between two fingers.

2) Once cooked, drain the chickpeas and retain the water.

3) Add the cooled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt and olive oil to the food processor and pulse gradually.If you think the mixture is still coarse, add the retained chickpea water bit by bit and grind at low intensity until texture appears smooth and creamy .

Plate hummus in your fav dish, top with olive oil a few chickpeas and a sprinkle of sumac powder!

Serve it warm or cold , pita bread , pita chips or carrot sticks!