Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hummus and Tahini

·        For Tahini Sauce
1.      1/2 cup roasted sesame seeds
2.      3 tablespoon lemon juice
3.      1/4 cup olive oil
4.      4 cloves garlic
5.      1 green chili (optional)
6.      Salt to taste
1.      Mix all the ingredients and blend to make a pourable paste.
2.      Add more oil and blend until desired consistency. 
3.      Store in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container. It will keep for up to a month.

·        For Hummus
1.      2 cups cooked chickpeas
2.      1/2 cup water
3.      1/4 cup olive oil
4.      1/2 cup tahini sauce
5.      4 cloves garlic
6.      1 teaspoon cumin seeds
7.      2 tablespoon lemon juice
8.      1/2 teaspoon black pepper
9.      Salt to taste
10.  Paprika, olive oil and chickpea for garnish
1.      Combine all the ingredients for hummus grind using food processor.
2.      Process until the mixture is smooth, light and creamy mixture if you needed add water more..
3.      Transfer the hummus to a bowl and rest it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
4.      To serve, drizzle it with little olive oil, paprika or red chili powder and some chickpeas.
5.      Serve it with pita, vegetable sticks or crackers.  
Note: Add seasonings to according your taste if needed.  
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