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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Black Chickpeas - Peanuts Hummus



          Hummus is a traditional dip from the Middle Eastern regions where it is served along with Arabic bread and / or grilled meat. It can also be relished as a spread on toasted bread and parathas. Healthy, nutritious and yummy, they can be had with veggie crudites, tacos, croutons or chips for a light snack. 

          It is usually made of boiled kabuli chana (white chickpeas), that is blended to a smooth paste along with tahini (sesame seeds), garlic and olive oil, being the few main ingredients. But today I would like to share my version of a black chickpeas & peanut hummus that was equally delicious. So you know now what to dish out when you have hunger pangs and when time is a constraint. 












  • 1 cup black Chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 green chilies
  • 1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. oil
  • 1-2 tsp. lime juice
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped











          Pressure cook the chickpeas in sufficient water for 5-6 whistles. Drain and blend the boiled chickpeas along with the peanuts, sesame seeds, garlic, green chilies and some water into a smooth paste.

          To it add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve as a dip along with veggie crudites or chips. They can also be served as a spread on toast or parathas.







      










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