Hummus

Posted by in Grain free, Healthy Living, Side Dish, Vegan

First of all, hummus is not Paleo.  This dip is made of chickpeas, which, if you are going paleo for medical reasons, you should avoid.  I make hummus once in a while, mostly as a cheat day fare.  I love chick peas but they have lectins which can irritate a sensitive digestive system.  

Now, with the mercury soaring, a cool and slightly lemony dip to eat with salad is such a treat.  

My hummus is kind of desi, I use a lot of chilli and garlic. That is because the Indian palate rebels against mild flavours, we love our spices.  Now hummus needs tahini, a spread made out of white sesame seeds which is not a staple in India.  We do not have tahini but we do have sesame on our kitchen shelves.  So I just roast the sesame and grind it and add it to the hummus.  It works.

Hummus
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1656 calories
223 g
0 g
61 g
74 g
8 g
618 g
767 g
41 g
0 g
47 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
618g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1656
Calories from Fat 508
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g
93%
Saturated Fat 8g
39%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 24g
Monounsaturated Fat 23g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 767mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates 223g
74%
Dietary Fiber 68g
273%
Sugars 41g
Protein 74g
Vitamin A
57%
Vitamin C
667%
Calcium
114%
Iron
192%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 and half cup chickpeas, soaked in water for 8-9 hours and then cooked till soft
  2. ½ cup olive oil... add more if required
  3. 6-7 garlic
  4. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  5. 1 capsicum roasted over a flame, ground
  6. 3-4 green chillis chopped and ground with the capsicum
  7. ½ tsp red chili powder or cayenne pepper
  8. ½ tsp black pepper powder
  9. 1 tsp cumin powder/jeera powder
  10. ½ cup roasted and powdered white sesame seeds or ½ cup tahini
  11. a few sprigs of parsley or coriander/cilantro
  12. salt as required
Instructions
  1. Roast the sesame seeds and then grind them into a powder.
  2. In a blender, take the cooked chickpeas, the green chilli and capsicum, spices, garlic and coriander, blend them all together..
  3. Add the powdered sesame seeds, lemon juice and olive oil. Blend them all together.
  4. Adjust the spices to your taste.
  5. Serve the hummus with warm pita bread garnished with a few sprigs of parsley and some ground cumin
Notes
  1. Goes well with pita bread, salad and falafel
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calories
1656
fat
61g
protein
74g
carbs
223g
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