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 a la Indian style. Healthy and nutritious, they can be had with veggie crudites, crackers or chips for a light snack.
Today I made Rajma / Kidney Beans Hummus. It turned out simply delicious and had along with some cucumber strips for a light snack. The presence of garlic and sesame seeds enhances the flavour and gives a creamy texture to the end product. Add some extra lime juice for a tangy taste. So this simple and easy homemade Hummus is a quick fix when you have hunger pangs and time is a constraint.
- 1 cup boiled Rajma (Kidney beans)
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1 tsp. red chili flakes
- 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
- 2 garlic cloves
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp. roasted coriander-cumin powder
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. boiled rajma to garnish
Blend together all the above mentioned ingredients (except olive oil) to a smooth paste with required quantity of water.
Mix the olive oil and serve, garnished with the boiled Rajma as a dip. They can also be relished as a spread on toasted bread and parathas.