Hummus and Pita Bread
We are in the next edition of Blogging Marathon that is also happened to be a month long mega marathon and will be known as ” Buffet on Table“.As you all must be knowing that BM is the creation of +Srivalli Jetti ,joined by a group of enthusiastic foodie bloggers ,who love to cook , eat and share the recipes here.
As usual, we all were provided ( after a lot of discussion) with a bunch of themes for the month .The first week ,we will be showcasing Combination recipes around the world.What? You didn’t get it? I mean ,You know like Burger and fries ,Cookies and milk.The dishes which always have one or more partner to be served with.
So here goes the search exploration .What should I cook for the first week ?? Thinking and thinking and exploring.While the mind game was going on at it’s peak .One thing I knew for sure that all the dishes would be simple , means that doesn’t needs lots of efforts .Yeah I am the one biggest lazy girl when it comes to cook food for Mega BM .I don’t know why this unwillingness happens only at the time of the mega ones .However, we were given the themes about six months before.Now you can guess the lack of work shyness present in me.
Ok let’s get move to the recipe or else it would become an essay on my laziness.
So the first world famous combo I am presenting is Hummus a dip from the Middle East with Pita Bread wedges or chips.I wanted to make it from scratch , so followed the recipe starting with the basic home made tahini paste that I posted few days earlier.
Hummus is the most famous dip that is temptingly delicious and full of nutrients as well.So it is like killing two birds with one stone.
I don’t know the taste of store bought Hummus , because we never bought that ,but this freshly prepared home made hummus was full of flavors and good smell.
Theme-Combos from Countries
Dish-Hummus with Pita
1 cup white chickpeas/garbanzo beans
1/2 cup home made tahini paste
3-4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
4 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon lemon juice
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon paprika(optional)
Wash and soak chickpea in water overnight.Drain and let them cook in pressure cooker for whistles or if using pan up to an hour or until chickpeas are soft.
Drain the water and let the chickpeas cool.
In a food processor pulse the chickpeas until smooth. Add tahini paste , lemon juice,olive oil,cumin seeds and salt.Process until smooth paste forms.
Transfer in serving bowl and drizzle with some more olive oil and sprinkle paprika.
Serve with pita bread,crackers or roasted vegetables.
Serve-4 Cooking time-2 hours
Hope you will try the recipe at home and stay tuned for lots more.See ya