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.