Hummus and Variants

Hummus is such an evergreen dip/side/mains essential for many of us. Quintessential to a mediterranean and middle eastern meal, or a kebab roll or part of a middle eastern cuisine! Classic Hummus is such a regular for us, that we use in many other foods as well (more on this later). This time , continuing our experiment on the rainbow food of choice, we experimented with various naturally flavoured and colourful hummus – beetroot, chaat, green, carrot are some of our variants, inspired by Chef Kunal and tweaked by us.

Classic Hummus

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt

Blend all together in a grinder and garnish with olive oil, a hint of oregano and a sprig of mint leaves. Serve with pita bread, chips or falafel.

Beetroot Hummus

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • ¼ cup baked beetroot (bake in oven to reduce moisture)
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black salt
  • Black pepper

Blend all together in a grinder and garnish with olive oil, pomegranate and beets slices and a sprig of mint leaves. Serve with pita bread, chips or falafel.

Chaat Hummus

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • ¼ cup roasted chickpeas for garnishing
  • 1 clove of roasted garlic for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • ½ tbsp chaat masala
  • ½ peri peri masala
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black salt

Blend all together in a grinder and garnish with olive oil, pomegranate and beets slices and a sprig of mint leaves. Serve with pita bread, chips or falafel.

Green Hummus

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • ½ cup boiled green peas
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black salt
  • Black pepper

Blend all together in a grinder and garnish with olive oil, roasted chickpea, roasted garlic and sprinkle peri peri masala and a hint of black pepper. Serve with pita bread, chips or falafel.

Carrot Hummus

Ingredients

  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • ½ cup boiled carrots
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Black salt

Blend all together in a grinder and garnish with olive oil and paprika. Serve with pita bread, chips or falafel.

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