Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thursday Eve dinner - Hummus and Pita

Thursday Eve dinner - Hummus and Pita....

Yes, it is Hummus and Pita :).. Hummus takes the precedence. I love trying recipes that are quick, easy and filling. One of my favorite is Hummus, its a Indianized hummus with rich Indian flavor. Try it out , it is yummy , I assure .

Traditional Hummus only have these key ingredients - Chickpeas, Garlic, Sesame/Tahini, Olive Oil, Yoghurt, Salt, Paprika, and Lemon Juice.

My version of Hummus has few more ingredients to make it more Indian - A bit of garam masala powder, ginger , mint leaves, and grilled red pepper.

How to make:

Ingredients :

  •  1 Can of ChickPeas
  •  Sesame seeds/Tahini paste - 2 tsp
  •  Yoghurt - 3-4 spoons
  •  Garam Masala Powder - 1 tbsp
  •  Olive Oil - 3 tbsp
  •  Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
  •  Garlic - 2 cloves
  •  Ginger grated - tbsp
  •   5-6 mint leaves
  •   1 Red pepper - Grilled 
  •   Salt to taste
How to make :

1) Grill the Red Pepper in the Oven for few minutes and when it is slightly grilled, remove from oven.
2) In a Blender/Mixer, add a can of Chick peas, few drops of Olive oil , grilled red pepper and rest of the ingredients and blend them well to make a thick paste like consistency.
3) Add more lemon juice if needed .
4) Hurray - Hummus is ready !!!!!

5) Transfer the Hummus into a bowl, make a small depression in the center and add the olive oil. Add fresh black olives, and sprinkle some paprika powder.

6) Heat the Pitas, and enjoy with the yummy Hummus :)...

Namma Mane - Part 2

Floating shelves - Aren't they pretty ?

I love collecting artifacts whenever we travel, especially if they are handicrafts and clay or wooden stuff with bright colors. Me being a big fan of Indian handicrafts have been collecting some cool ones for a long time now.

This is one of my favorite corner of the house with two floating shelves and with my favorite collection from India, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Thailand, and Dominican Republic. I tried to place them well to show the bright colors. Can't wait to have more floating shelves .

The cute elephant family from Sri Lanka

The amazing wooden collection from Chennapatna, India

Ceramic miniature pot collection from Mexico