9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Hummus–Mediterranean Dip

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hummus–Mediterranean Dip

A very simple recipe and a mistake makes it one of the toughest to do.. Is that familiar for anybody else??? Or is just me? Today I decided to do this simple and very elegant Mediterranean Dip that is so delicious.. So I referred to a few websites and kind of made my own way... It looked very very simple, add the garbanzo beans, garlic, tahini and few more ingredients and blend.. Man how easy is that.. And yes I made a mess and it was tough to get it right.. But I did manage to make it perfect from a disaster.. So what mistake I did???? SHHHHHH quiet!!! Will tell you at the end...

Garbanzo Beans - 1 cup
Salt - 1 tea spoon + 1/4 tea spoon (adjust to taste)
Lemon Juice - from one lemon
Sesame Seeds - 2 table spoons
Olive Oil - 2 table spoons _ 1 tea spoon
Garlic - 4 cloves
Green Chili - 1 (optional - not in the original ones)
Chili Powder / Paprika - A few pinches

Soak the garbanzo beans for 8 hours and pressure cook them for 6 - 8 whistles with a tea spoon of salt
Drain excess water and set aside
Roast the sesame seeds until it starts to splutter
Grind it to a paste along with 1 to 2 table spoons of olive oil. Set aside this paste
Once cooled, add the beans, garlic cloves, sesame paste and green chili to a blender with 1/4 tea spoon salt
Blend this to a smooth paste.
Transfer to the serving bowl and drizzle a tea spoon of olive oil and sprinkle few pinches of paprika..
Hummus is now ready to be relished!!!
Want to know what I did wrong??? Instead of grinding the sesame and olive oil to a paste and adding the paste to the beans.. I added the sesame seeds directly along with the beans and other ingredients.. So what happens... the sesame seeds will not get grinded easily and instead of 1 minute of grinding, it took me much more time (like 5 times more) and many times of cleaning the sides of the blender.. Finally I got it all blended though... But it was tougher than the regular one....



  1. very yummy dip :) I love them with pita's !!

  2. Love this dip to the core, just need few pita chips to enjoy with.

  3. Looks good. Glad you could get it right in the end.

  4. Very healthy dip... love this recipe

  5. One of my favorite.. hummus looks yummy!!

  6. We learn from the mistakes and now we know why it is important to grind the sesame separately. Lovely dip Sowmya!

  7. Hummus looks good. And thanks for the tip about the sesame seeds.

  8. hahah.I guess that mistake can happen to anybody..but good that you managed to salvage the dip..I enjoyed it when I had made it...


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