Healthy Hummus Recipe
I have been meaning to cook this one for a very long time. I have enjoyed eating it at some of my favourite places in Mumbai, and really wanted to try creating it. Well, I tried and I realised, it so simple and almost effortless. Try this and serve with amazing breads and Lavaash or just as a dip. Hope you enjoy making this as much as I did.
Soaked and parboiled chickpeas(Kabuli/White Chana) – 100 gms
White sesame seeds – 50 gms
Garlic – 2 pods
Olive oil – 1 cup or as much as you like it
Dried Red Chilly – 1
Lemon Juice – 1tsp
Salt to taste
- Roast the sesame seeds in a thick bottom pan, don’t let them turn brown.
- Churn the Sesame seeds in a food processor or grinder with olive oil till it becomes creamy, like the consistency of a peanut butter. Your Tahini is ready now.
- Remove the Tahini paste and keep aside.
- Add the chickpeas, garlic, chilly and lemon juice with 2 tbsp olive oil and churn together.
- Add 1 tbsp of tahini and salt and churn again.
- Keep churning till it becomes smooth and creamy.
- Taste and adjust the salt, lemon or tahini as per your personal preference.
- Lemon and chilly are optional and can be adjusted according to taste.
- You can even add beetroot for a fine pink colour.
- Tahini can be made and stored. This one is easy and better than store bought versions.
- Hummus can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days and deep freezer for about a week.
Some of the most common health benefits of Hummus:
- The nutrients in hummus could help you with weight management.
- Chickpeas can lower cholesterol.
- Chickpeas may help reduce your cancer risk.
- Very High in Protein
- Better alternative than store bought peanut butter.
- Easier option for Vegans.