Its been three years that am living in Bahrain and this is the first time am trying an Arabic dish at home. We usually have Arabic food on weekends and I always have pita bread and some spreads like hummus, moutabel etc; My husband always asks me why I have the same dish again n again and the answer is I don’t know why…but I just love these spreads and hey its healthy too :) . So when I wanted to try Arabic dish I decided to go with hummus. I am not sure whether this is the authentic recipe , but it came out well for me. Hope you will also like it.
Here is the recipe….
- Dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) – 1 cup
- Tahini – 1/4 cup
- Lemon juice – 1/4 cup
- Olive oil – 1/4 cup
- Garlic – 2 cloves
- Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Soak the chickpeas in water overnight. Cook the chickpeas till it is done. Let it cool. Reserve a bit of cooking water. In a food processor combine all the ingredients except cumin powder. If the mixture is too thick add reserved cooking water and adjust the consistency. Its usually made in a paste form and not watery, hence adjust the texture accordingly. Sprinkle cumin and chili powder on top and drizzle some olive oil. Serve with warm pita bread.
Note: I have changed the quantity of ingredients to suit my taste, so you can also adjust it after referring the sites listed below.