Hummus with Red Bell pepper.
Hummus is a popular middle Eastern dish. It is a savoury spread made with boiled chickpeas , tahini, lemon and garlic. It is available on all leading stores. But I believe in fresh food so here I am sharing the recipe with you. Fresh homemade foods are hygienic and without Preservatives. Since they are Made in our own kitchen, we can adjust the flavours according to our own taste. I have made it today with Tahini. It can be made without Tahini also. But
It is very easy to make and nutritious too. You can use it as spread on your sandwiches or you can eat it with Pitta bread. Options are various. So let us get started.
100 gm Chickpeas
1 Small Red Bell pepper
3 Green Chillies
1 tsp Lemon juice
8 Garlic Cloves
1 tbsp Cumin Powder
1 Tsp Black Pepper powder
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp Sesame seeds
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Here We go:
Soak Chickpeas overnight. In the morning put them in a pressure cooker along with salt. Cook upto 8 whistles. When pressure releases, put them in a sieve to drain water. Don't discard the water.
Put on the gas flame and roast Red bell pepper over it.
Dry roast Sesame seeds in a pan. When they turn pink, put them in a grinder jar and grind them to a powder. Add olive oil to this and grind again. Now you get a paste and this is Tahini. It can be stored upto several months in refrigerator.
Add boiled and drained chickpeas, Tahini paste, salt, roasted bell pepper, Green chillies,garlic cloves, olive oil, black pepper powder , lemon juice and cumin powder to the grinder jar. If consistency is thick, you can add 2 tbsp of water in which chickpeas were boiled. Grind everything to a paste.
Hummus is ready. Spread them. On sandwich, stuff them in pitta bread and Enjoy s healthy spread. It holds good in refrigerator for four to five days.
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