Jun 18, 2009

Cumin Hummus

Hummus is one thing which I always have in m fridge. It serves as a great spread and a dip with almost anything. You can smother your sandwiches with hummus instead of mayo for a healthier version ; top your pitas with hummus for a great appetizer or you can use it as a dip along with crackers, vegetables and chips. i love to have mu hummus with baby carrots! Above all, it is packed with protein and healthier than most dips. I usually follow the basic hummus recipe, but for a change, I occasionally try to add some spices for more flavor. This is my version, you can try it with cayenne pepper, coriander powder etc.

Ingredients

Chickpeas - 1 cup uncooked / 2 cups soaked chickpeas
Tahini - 2 tablespoons
Cumin - 1 teaspoon
Coriander - 1 teaspoon
Garlic - 1 clove
Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice - 2 tablespoons
Water - 2 tablespoons from the cooked chickpeas or just plain water
Salt to taste

Directions.

Soak the chickpeas overnight or for atleast 8 hours. Pressure cook the chickpeas until soft. Instead of this step you could just use canned chickpeas.

Place all th ingredients together and process until smooth. If you want a chunky hummus do not process it until smooth. You need to use a good quality olive oil which is very important.

Store in an airtight container and refrigerate. It also freezes well.

Drizzle with olive oil and serve with pita bread, vegetables, crackers etc.

33 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! Love your spiced up version. Should try this next!

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  2. Wowo! looks soo interesting ..yummy ! helathy too ..nice clicks as usual :)

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  3. Wow my fav one.I keep this ready too,comes so very handy.Looks nice!

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  4. I love hummus with tortilla chips. Nice idea of adding cumin to hummus, must have given more flavor to the dish :)

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  5. wow thats interesting flavor of cumin in hummus, would love to try this!

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  6. hey hummus is my fav dish ! good variation !

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  7. Looking delicious divya.. so healthy and as u said use this instead of mayo..i too love this so much..

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  8. I always have hummus around, too... My daughter loves it, and It's great to pack in her lunches. I like your spiced-up version :)

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  9. wow! loving that hummus is a staple in your fridge! :)

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  10. Looks so yum dear! I love your presentation!

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  11. Mmm... Have never tried making it with cumin before, Div. The color is fantastic and I can just imagine the flavor, too! :)

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  12. I'm a huge hummus fan too, Divya-- always have it around, just like you. Like those flavors you've added too.

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  13. cumin hummus, sounds really good to me .. I love the flavor of cumin

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  14. Loved the color of humus..looks inviting

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  15. Looks nice with nice colour...healthy too.

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  16. Love the flavor of cumin in anything..and in Hummus it sounds too interesting..looks divine with thsoe veggies..

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  17. with coriander! love hummus much.. :)

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  18. Yes. It's interesting and healthy too. Lovely recipe and nice idea.

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  19. Thats a lovely one.....when i make hummus, I sprinkle cumin powder on top....Yours looks too good:)

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  20. I lov ehummus and this looks so yumm.

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  21. cumin must have given a nice flavour and nice change to the usual one..

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  22. Hummus looks very inviting.. Love the flavor of cumin.

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  23. Loved your spiced up version of hummus, sounds interesting !

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  24. Never tried Hummus at home so far, looks like its time to venture in :-) .. Great recipe!

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  25. Nice dish,I like hummus and healthy too :0)

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  26. Spicy hummus is very appealing. I especially like to make hummus in the summer time, though of course, it's a treat all year round!

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  27. Love the addition of cumin in it !

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