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H for Hummus | Hummus Dip with Red Chili Flakes

>>  Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The second recipe that came in handy when I did the entire Middle East Recipes was this Hummus Dip. I was feeling really bad for separating the Falafel and Hummus as these two are supposed to be served together. However when one does a marathon on ABC Cooking, one can take the privilege of deciding what to add and what to separate right.

Making this post also got me experiencing what I had long since wanted to make. I have seen many blogs blogging about so many varieties of Hummus dips. On further reading I came to know that a basic recipe consists of using boiled, mashed chickpea/ Kabuli Channa along with Tahini paste, olive oil, spices and herbs. 

Along with Hummus, you can add so many into it, practically have so many varieties with the base recipe. The different ingredients that can be added would be like Sun dried tomatoes, Roasted red peppers, capsicums, olives, roasted garlic, Chipotle Peppers, pesto, Sriracha, walnuts, Rosemary, Paprika. Some even make it with the tahini paste. However I feel the sense lies in making it with the tahini paste. I even read about different ways and methods one would do this simple dip. I am going to be making most of these, that's for sure.

Since spice is always a thing I need to take care, I made sure I used Red chili flakes. Imagine the Dry red chilies from Andhra and you can imagine the hot that these flakes must let out!










Hummus Dip

Ingredients Needed

Chickpeas, boiled - 1 cup
Tahini paste - 2 1/2 tbsp*
Lemon - 1 medium size
Garlic, crushed - 7-8
Olive oil - 4 tbsp
Red chili flakes - 2 - 3 tsp
Salt to taste

Method:

Pressure cook chickpeas for 3 - 4 whistles until soft.

Cool and drain the water from chickpeas and keep it aside.

Once the chickpeas are cooled, grind it along with garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini paste, 1 tsp of chili flakes and salt to a fine and smooth paste.

Add a little of reserved chickpeas water to aid the grinding.

Remove the hummus into a serving bowl and spread across using a spatula and pour olive oil in the insertion and sprinkle red chili flakes all over.

This can be served as a dip or spread for Pita bread, pita chips, tortilla chips, nachos or vegetable sticks.

*Tahini paste

Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
Olive oil - 1 tbsp

Dry roast the sesame seeds over hot pan, and grind it along with olive oil.

Serve with Falafel



Notes:

Hummas can be ground to a coarse paste as well.

Parsley is used along with Coriander leaves. I skipped as I didn't have any.

This is my second recipe under International/Fusion.



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25 comments :

Manjula Bharath September 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM  

Hummus look super yummy and delicious dear :) so this was the one you made with falafel :) thats an yummy combo and looks yumm !!

Priya Suresh September 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM  

Hot and delicious hummus, give me some pita chips,am ready to finish that bowl.

Preeti Garg September 10, 2013 at 12:19 AM  

I love hummas dip. even i can eat this with any kkind of kebab or as bread spread too.

divya September 10, 2013 at 5:56 AM  

looks very tempting n health....

Harini-Jaya R September 10, 2013 at 8:17 AM  

Same Pinch!! I am going to post hummus as well in a few hours!! The red pepper flakes definitely adds heat which appeals to our taste buds :)

Gayathri Kumar September 10, 2013 at 9:14 AM  

Looks fabulous. Valli. Need to try this combination of hummus and falafel...

Sapana Behl September 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM  

Hummus with red chilly flakes looks spicy and tasty. Lovely combo...

vaishali sabnani September 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM  

Hummus is our favorite and is normally stocked in frig..love it as a spread with bread..chips..pita..or just lick it up:))

Nivedhanams Sowmya September 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM  

Love hummus.. can eat this delicious dip / spread just as is.. do not need anything else!!

So fingerlicking good!!

Sowmya

The Pumpkin Farm September 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM  

i love hummus as well, i sprinkle parsley and use grilled aubergine, that is my favorite combo...when i saw falafel last week, i guessed hummus was in the offing :)

Janani September 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM  

I love this hummus a lot with roasted capsicum it even enhances the flavor hubby fav dip with tortilla chips. Nice click valli.

Sandhya Karandikar September 11, 2013 at 12:12 AM  

Hummus is a great dip with many things. I love it as a spread for sandwiches too.
This is a lovely recipe.

Chef Mireille September 11, 2013 at 5:42 AM  

I like flavored hummus more than original - my faves are roasted red pepper, beetroot and I did a pumpkin one a few months ago that I fell in love with - try incorporating different veggies you will love them all I am sure!

Pavani N September 11, 2013 at 7:28 AM  

I love roasted garlic hummus and sundried tomato hummus. Yours looks spicy and delicious.

Saraswathi Tharagaram September 11, 2013 at 6:12 PM  

I absolutely love this hummus, I made them for my family and it is always a hit!

Rajani S September 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM  

There are so many ways and varieties of making this, but I am yet to make or taste this dish yet! Its been in my to do list for a long long time! Now I can imagine how tasty this must have been, but just looking at those pictures :)

Kalyani September 12, 2013 at 4:29 PM  

super healthy and proteinicious dip there :)

Archana Potdar September 12, 2013 at 9:20 PM  

Wow this is great. I love the chilli flakes on the hummus. Looks awesome.

Padmajha PJ September 15, 2013 at 11:12 AM  

Nice version of the dip. Bookmarked :)

Padma Rekha September 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM  

Hummus with pita bread or roti or with crispy salad wow what a wonderfi combination na looks perfect...

Suma Gandlur September 16, 2013 at 9:32 PM  

Looks colorful and spicy.

Sreevalli E September 16, 2013 at 10:40 PM  

Yummy & tempting dip..

Nisha Sundar September 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM  

Best of the Mid eastern dishes. Love it..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan September 19, 2013 at 7:46 PM  

I love hummus and this is such a lifesaver to eat with roti's or parathas when i have not cooked much for the day...There are so many flavored hummus available here and i love them all :) Yours look so inviting with that chili flakes..

veena krishnakumar September 23, 2013 at 2:48 PM  

Hummus looks so creamy and Delicious. Am yet to make this!

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