Chickpea Hummus

Protein rich healthy chickpea hummus can be treat for lunch or dinner. It can be served with chips, pita bread or if you are following healthy lifestyle. Cut vegetables like bell pepper, zucchini, celery, etc into strips. Healthy meal is ready within few minutes. You can use dry chickpeas or from the can.

Chickpea Hummus काबुली चना हम्मस

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword hummus
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup  Cooked Chickpeas (काबुली चना)  Soak chickpeas for 6-7 hours
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (जीरा)
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds (धनिया)
  • 2-3 Jalapeno Pepper (मिर्चो)
  • 2 tsp Ginger (अदरक) Roughly chopped
  • handful  Cilantro Leaves (धनिया)
  • 1 small Lemon (नींबू)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil (जैतून का तेल)
  • Red Pepper (लाल मिर्च)
  • Salt (नमक)

Method

  • Soak Chickpeas in water for 4-6 hours.
  • Cook Chickpeas with water and salt. (Pressure cook chickpeas for 3 whistles).
  • Dry roast cumin seeds and corainder seeds.
  • Combine all the ingredients in the blender. Combine chickpeas, olive oil, cilantro, green pepppers, corainder seeds, cumin seeds, ginger.
  • Blend hummus until smooth for 5 minutes using pulse. Add chickpea reserve if needed while blending.
  •  Taste and add more of any of the spices to taste. If your hummus is stiffer than you would like then, blend 2 to 3 tablespoons of the reserved chickpea liquid to thin it out and make the hummus creamier.
  • Scrape the hummus into a bowl and serve with pita chips or raw vegetables.
  • You can store this in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.

Notes

Hummus variations:Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of spices for more flavor, like cumin, green peppers, smoked paprika.
For a roasted vegetable hummus, blend in 1 cup of roasted vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini, Capsicum/ bell peppers (red bell peppers will give nice color to the hummus).
You can also top it with 1/4 cup of chopped green or black olives.
For a nutty hummus, blend in some lightly toasted walnuts or almonds

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