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 :)...

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