Looking for a great dip to go with breads and veggies for your next dinner party? Or maybe a healthy dip to snack on at work? Or perhaps just a simple vegan spread for your sandwiches and wraps? Enter the hummus! A versatile Middle Eastern dip, made from simple, handy ingredients, which goes well with just about anything. Its popularity speaks for itself and I guess it is available almost everywhere around the world.
Why wait to go to that Arabic restaurant or buy store-made hummus, when you can whip it up at home in no time at all
You can use canned chickpeas for Hummus. Personally I prefer to go the long way – macerate dried chickpeas overnight in water. Cook in a pressure cook the next day until very soft. Save the drained water. Keep aside. Grind the chickpeas alongwith tahini, garlic and lemon juice.
Add the drained water while grinding until it forms a smooth paste. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl or plate. Make a well in the centre and pour olive oil. The hummus just tastes excellent with some olive oil. Garish with some red chili powder, for a professional look and serve with homemade pita bread / khubuz.