Hummus is a quintessential Middle Eastern dip made by blending chickpeas with tahini, garlic and citrus and this is seriously some of the best stuff on the Earth. This creamy and satisfying savoury dip is just amazing in taste as well as is packed with plant based protein.

Here are a few Hummus dip recipes that will surely be loved by everyone.

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Hummus Al Fresco

fresco kaviraj hummus

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas- 1 Cup Boiled Until Tender
  • Garlic-1 Tsp Chopped
  • Olive oil- 3-4 Tbsp.
  • Tahini Paste/ White Sesame Seed Paste- 2-3 tsp
  • Lime Juice- 2-3 tsp
  • Salt And pepper To Taste
  • Cream Cheese- 2-3 Tsp
  • Green Olives- 3-4 No.
  • Jalapeno Peppers-1 Tbsp. Chopped
  • Red Chili Powder-1/4 Tsp
  • Roasted Crushed Cumin Powder-1/4 Tsp
  • Brown Fried Onion Paste-2-3 tsp
  • Parsley- 2-3 Sprigs

To serve with: assorted crackers/ breads/ savoury sticks/ cheese straws/ assorted veggie sticks etc.

Method:

1. Prepare the ingredients for the dip and keep them ready.

2. Using a grinder jar or a food processor combine together all the ingredients and using olive oil and a few tsp of chilled water churn the mixture into a nice smooth paste/ dip texture.

3. Remove into a mixing bowl, add in the cream cheese and seasonings, lime juice and give it a nice whisk and blend well.

4. Place the prepared hummus in attractive presentation bowls and top with a dash of spice powders as desired/ some fresh herbs like parsley/ some boiled chickpeas and serve it chilled.

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Peppered Divine Hummus Delight

peppered kaviraj hummus

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas- 1 Cup Boiled
  • Garlic-1 Tsp Chopped
  • Red Capsicum Puree-1/2 Cup Roasted
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • Lime Juice-2 Tsp
  • Dash Of Tabasco Sauce
  • Flax Seeds/ Chia Seeds-2 Tsp
  • Olive Oil-2-3 tbsp.
  • Tahini Paste-2-3 Tsp- White Sesame Paste
  • Sliced Almonds- 2 Tsp
  • Raisins-2 Tsp Chopped
  • Cream Cheese-2 Tsp
  • Parsley-2 Tsp Chopped
  • Red Chili Powder-1/2 Tsp
  • Hung Curd-2 Tsp

Method:

1. Prepare all the ingredients for the red pepper hummus dip.

2. Roast the red capsicum on a live flame for 3-4 mins until nicely roasted, remove almost all the roasted peel and chop it finely.

3. Using a food processor, combine together the ingredients for the hummus (all about hummus) and add in olive oil and few tsp of chilled water and combine all of it to a nice smooth dip like texture.

4. Remove the mixture into a mixing bowl and add in the cream cheese, hung curd and tabasco sauce and give it all a nice whisk and portion it into a dip bowl and garnish with nuts/seeds, and chill it for an hour before serving.

5. This dip can also go alongside our snacks and starters as well like mini cocktail samosas, spring rolls, Kachories, moong dal vadas etc. 

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Have More Hummus Dip

more kaviraj hummus

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas- 1 Cup Boiled
  • Garlic-1 Tsp Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • Lime Juice-2 Tsp
  • Oil- 2 Tbsp.
  • Cumin Seeds-1/2 Tsp
  • Mustard Seeds-1/2 Tsp
  • Curry Leaves- 4-6 No.
  • Onion-1/2 Small Chopped
  • Yellow Pumpkin-1 Cup Cubes
  • Turmeric Powder-1/4 Tsp
  • Saffron Milk Solution-2-3 Tsp
  • Chaat Masala-1/2 Tsp
  • Mint And Coriander-2 Tsp
  • Tahini Paste-2-3 Tsp/ White Sesame Seed Paste
  • Water-1/4 Cup
  • Cream Cheese-2 Tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder-1/4 Tsp

Method:

1. In a pan heat oil and add in the mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves and garlic and saute for 10 seconds, add in the onion, yellow pumpkin cubes, salt and all powdered spices, add a pinch of turmeric powder as well, little water to allow cooking, cover and simmer for 10-12 mins.

2. Cool and puree the yellow pumpkin mixture along with chick-peas and other ingredients as listed above and using olive oil and little chilled water churn it all up into a nice smooth textured delectable dip.

3. Remove the dip into a mixing bowl and check for salt, add chaat masala, cream cheese, mint / coriander as per taste and mix well. Keep the dip chilled until being used. Garnish with fresh herbs, sprig of parsley, nuts/ seeds of your choice and serve it with a variety of products like brown bread toasties, jeera flavoured soup sticks, baked filo pastry tarts with mushroom and peppers and more.

Kaviraj Khialani is a celebrity masterchef, author, consultant, food designer, food writer, and creative cuisine specialist with varied experience in hotels and airlines. For more recipes and articles like these, stay tuned to Her Zindagi.