Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern dip that is served along with Arabic bread and / or grilled meat. It is usually made of boiled chickpeas (kabuli chana) that is blended into a smooth paste along with sesame seeds (tahini), olive oil, garlic, lime juice, etc. But let me share a fusion style hummus where I added some roasted seaweed sheets. This is a real healthy, nutritious and a yummy dip. You can also enjoy as a spread on sandwiches or parathas.
Seaweed is widely used in Korean, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. It contain a lot of minerals, nutrients, iodine, calcium, is low in calories and helps in purifying the blood. So it is highly recommended in our diet.
Chickpeas, on the other hand is also healthy as it has a high fibre content, has essential vitamins, proteins and minerals. It controls blood sugar levels, protects from heart disease and cancer and aids in weight loss. So this combination of seaweed and chickpeas is just perfect. It is also a very quick & a wholesome recipe to dish out when you have hunger pangs.
- 1 cup boiled chickpeas (Kabuli Chana)
- 15-20 roasted seaweed sheets
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1-2 green chilies
- 1/4 cup coriander roots
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 2-3 tbsp. cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
- 2 pinches of pepper powder
- salt to taste
- extra boiled chickpeas, seaweed and olive oil to garnish
Blend together all the above mentioned ingredients to a smooth paste. Add some water if required.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with some boiled chickpeas, seaweed and olive oil. Serve as a dip along with some veggie crudites, chips, tacos, croutons, tortillas or as a spread on sandwiches / parathas.