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Humus Pitta Bowl

Posted by : Pragya Bansal


    For Pressure Cooking:-
    • Chickpeas ½ cup heaped dried White Chickpeas, 120 grams soaked in enough Water for 8 to 9 hours or overnight
    • 1.5 cups Water
    • ½ tsp Salt
    • 1 pinch Baking Soda
    Other Ingredients:-
    • 3 tsp White Sesame Seeds roasted
    • 4 tsp extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 1 tsp chopped Garlic or 4 to 5 small to medium Garlic Cloves, chopped
    • 1 to 2 tsp Lemon Juice
    • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
    • Salt as required
    • extra virgin olive oil, as required
    • red chili powder – as required
    • black pepper powder, as required – optional
    • a few sprigs of parsley or coriander leaves

Method / Process

  • Cooking Dried Chickpeas.
  • Rinse ½ heaped cup dried Chickpeas (120 grams) in Water first and then soak in enough Water overnight or for 8 to 9 hours.
  • Next day, rinse the Chickpeas in Water first a couple of times. Drain all the Water and add the Chickpeas in a 2 litre stovetop pressure cooker.
  • Add ½ tsp Salt, 1 pinch of Baking Soda and 1.5 cups Water.
  • Pressure Cook on medium heat for 11 to 12 minutes.
  • When the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, remove the lid and check the Chickpeas.
  • Remove wrapping of Chickpeas.
  • Roasting Sesame Seeds:-
  • Heat a small pan. Keep heat to a low. Add 3 tsp White Sesame seeds. On a low heat stirring often roast Sesame Seeds.
  • Roast till they become crisp and start crackling. No need to brown them. Let them cool down.
  • Making Hummus.
  • In a mixer-grinder-blender take the roasted Sesame Seeds. Powder it to fine or semi-fine texture.
  • Add 1 tsp chopped Garlic, 1 to 2 tsp Lemon Juice, 4 tsp extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tsp Cumin Powder and Salt as per taste.
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice works fine for us. To increase the tang more, you can add overall 2 tsp Lemon Juice. So add as per your taste.
  • Add Salt as per taste.
  • Grind or blend till smooth and light. If you are unable to grind, then add 2 to 3 tsp Water.
  • Serving Hummus:-
  • Hummus is ready now and all you need is to scrape the jar and place it in a serving bowl or bowls. Make a round pattern with a spoon on the hummus.
  • Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle Paprika or Red Chilli Powder or Black Pepper Powder or any of your favourite spice Powder. You can also sprinkle Zatar. Garnish with a few chopped Coriander Leaves or parsley leaves.

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