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Pumpkin Hummus

Dec-29-2015
Alka Jena
5 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Pumpkin Hummus RECIPE

There’s nothing like good, healthy, homemade hummus, and there isn’t really a reason for you not to try making it yourself. Hummus or Houmous is a traditional food dip from eastern Mediterranean now gaining popularity all around the globe. Hummus is a fairly ancient staple of the Middle East, particularly Lebanon, and has been around for at least 1500 years. The word itself is just Arabic for "chickpea", so what we call hummus is known in the Middle East as "hummus bi tahina", or "chickpeas with tahini". Traditionally, hummus is made in a pestle. It is served as an accompaniment with Falafel or as a spread/dip with pita bread in mezzeh platter or with shish touk and dressed up with tomatoes, cucumbers, seasonings, pickles and served.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Middle Eastern
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Chickpeas- 1 cup
  2. garlic cloves-4 nos
  3. Tahini sauce/ sesame paste- 2 tablespoons
  4. lemon juice- 1 lemon
  5. olive oil- 4 tablespoon
  6. salt to taste
  7. chilli flakes- a big pinch (optional)
  8. Pumpkin- 1 cup
  9. A pinch of freshly ground pepper
  10. Few tablespoons of chickpea boiled water

Instructions

  1. Soak the chickpeas for 6 hours or overnight and pressure cook with some salt for about 3 whistles. Switch off and allow to cool.
  2. Peel off the skin of the pumpkin and cut them into thin slices. Sprinkle salt, chilli flakes, freshly ground pepper and olive oil. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 25 to 30 minutes. Wait till it cools down.
  3. In a blender jar or food processor add the drained chickpeas, roasted pumpkin, garlic cloves, tahini sauce, lemon juice and olive oil. Blend well to make a smooth paste. Add little chickpea cooked water if you find difficulty while grinding.
  4. Transfer the hummus on a bowl and make a depression inside using the backside of the spoon and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle chilli flakes on top.
  5. Serve with pita bread, vegetable platter, crackers or tortilla chips.

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