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Recipe: Hummus Dip With Chole/Chickpeas

Hummus is a popular middle eastern spread made with chickpeas. All the ingredients that are used in making of hummus are healthy. This is a simple recipe for homemade hummus. It is a delicious spread or dip made from chickpeas or chole, tahini sauce, lemon, and spices. All you need is some boiled chole & you can make this easy veg snack recipe at home.

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Ingredients:

FOR TAHINI- Sesame seeds – 1cup Olive oil – 4-5 tbsp

FOR BOILING CHICKPEAS- Chickpeas (soaked overnight) – 2cups Baking soda – ½ tsp Water – 6cups

FOR HUMMUS DIP- Tahini paste – 2-3tbsp Garlic clove – 1no Salt – to taste Lemon juice – ¼ cup Iced water – a dash Olive oil – 3tbsp Cumin powder – ½ tsp Olive oil – a dash

FOR GARNISH- Olive oil – 2-3tbsp Boiled chickpeas – few for garnish Pita Bread – few as an accompaniment Cumin powder – a pinch Chilli powder – a pinch

Steps

FOR BOILING CHICKPEAS: Add the soaked chickpeas along with some salt, baking soda and water in a pressure cooker. In a pressure cooker you will have to wait till the first whistle and then lower the heat and cook till 5more whistles. Make sure to cook till the chickpeas get soft and creamy. Remove and strain to remove any water and cool them completely.
Cooking Tip – Adding baking soda while cooking makes sure that the hummus will not be grainy.
FOR TAHINI SAUCE: To make tahini lightly toast the sesame seeds in a pan. Remove let them cool a bit and add them to a blender. Dry grind the sesame seeds for some time. Now add in the olive oil and grind it into a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
FOR HUMMUS DIP: In a jar of a mixer grinder add boiled & cooled chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt, lemon juice, cumin powder, olive oil and a dash of iced water. Blend them together in intervals. The mixer grinder might be sluggish so do not be tempted to add moe iced water or olive oil as it will make the dip runny.
Open the lid and using a spoon scrape the sides and mix the chickpeas together and grind them again. Use iced water few dashes if required, as this will make sure that hummus dip is not grainy and becomes smooth and fluffy.
Once it gets creamy check for seasoning and adjust. Remove to a bowl and pour over olive oil, garnish with chilli powder, cumin powder and some boiled chickpeas.
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