Hummus is one irresistible dip from the Middle East. Healthy, simple, yummy – all in one. Its popularity has extended all over the world now. Made with just seven ingredients, it requires no cooking and is loved by kids too.
I made it for the first time because my daughter loves it, and it was super yummy.. so I have documented the recipe for you to try 🙂
This recipe doesn’t require you to buy tahini from the market. We’ll make our own :)(similar taste)
- Chickpeas: 1.5 cups – soaked overnight
- Garlic – 2 cloves
- Sesame seeds – 2.5 Tbsp
- Olive Oil – 4 Tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Lemon – 2 Tbsp
- Black Pepper – 1 Tsp
- Piri Piri seasoning powder (Optional) – To Sprinkle
Soak the chickpeas over night, so they take less time to boil the next day.
Boil it the next morning, would roughly take about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, slightly dry roast 2.5 tbsp sesame seeds. Roasting them would give a yummy nutty flavor to tahini. Roast till they are slightly golden or light brown. Let them cool.
Grind the seeds with about 1.5 tbsp of oil (add little more if it seems dry). I could not make a creamy texture since the quantity of seeds was too less.
Strain the chickpeas now, and keep some water aside. Peel the chickpeas for a creamy hummus, else it might give a grainy texture to the hummus, which isn’t bad either. Just your preference. It just takes 10 minutes and a little patience 😉
Add the chickpeas to the tahini along with all the other ingredients, save a few chickpeas for garnishing 🙂 Grind it for a good amount of time – about 4-5 minutes, or until it is perfectly buttery 🙂
Take it out in a bowl, and garnish it with boiled chickpeas, piri piri seasoning. You can also use rosemary or parsley for garnishing it and adding a slight flavor to it 🙂 Enjoy it with pita bread!
Enjoy and stay tuned for homemade pita recipe!
Happy cooking 🙂