How to make Hummus
Hummus is one of my favorite sauce? side dish? lunch items? – that’s the thing about hummus, it works as a replacement for pretty much anything if done right.
To start you will need the following ingredients – This yielded me a 1L container of Hummus.
For the chickpeas, if you can get them fresh that would be much better. You will have to soak them overnight with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. In the morning, cook them in a pressure cooker until you get 4 pressure whistles. (don’t throw the water away, it will be used later on)
- 500gr Chickpeas
- 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
- 1/4 Cup Tahini Paste
- 1 Garlic Clove – Minced
- 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon ground Cumin (Jeera)
- Blend Tahini Paste and Lemon Juice – make it creamy.
- Add Olive Oil, minced garlic, cumin, salt – blend
- Add 250gr of chickpeas – blend – add the rest and blend
To improve the creamy texture, add water – 2-3 Tablespoons should do it. I used the water which was left over from the pressure cooker.
If you like the off taste which hummus gives in some places, then add a bit more of the tahini paste.
To serve, I garnish with parsley and olive oil – some even use paprika.