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Popular Meditarranean Dip

Recipe by ami shah of manila, PH

hummus is an excellent starters. can use to make sandwiches also.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 small can of Garbanzo (chick peas/Chhole)
    • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chikpeas or garbanzo
    • 3-5 tbsp Lemon juice (depending on taste)
    • 1 1/2 tbsp Tahini paste
    • 2 cloves garlic crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 table spoon olive oil



    1. Drain chikpeas and set aside liquid from can.
    2. Combine remaining ingredients in a blender & add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas.
    3. Blend 3-5 minutes or low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
    4. Place in serving bowl, and creat a shallow well in the centre of the hummus. now add small amount (1-2 tablespoon) olive oil in the well. Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread.
    5. if you wand spicier hummus, add sliced red chilli , or chilli flakes or can sprinkle red chilli or pepper powder.
    6. hummus can be refrigrated for up to 3 days and can be kept in the freezer for about 1 month. add little olive oil if it appears to be too dry. enjoy your dish :).

    Khanakhazana note: A fresher version of this recipe can easily be prepared using fresh chickpeas instead of can. Just soak them overnight before use. It tastes great with toasted bread too.



    hi, Tahini paste is not available so any other option for tahini paste


    r these bioled(chole)?or only soaked.


    hi, sounds intresting n easy too.. bt cn u plz lemme noe de exact qty of chole to be used. thnx



    tahini paste is grounded sesame (till ) paste , easily available at stores and used in making hummus , babaghanoush , fish and prawn curries .


    What is Tahini paste you need to explain that in the recipe

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