Before this day started, I started. I mean, not really early in the morning, but 10ish..
And and and, I made hummus today. Ive been hearing how easy it is to make at home, so I finally scouted for a recipe, and found one, and what emerged out of it was simply wonderful, giving me a solidly hungry heart. :)
Here is the recipe source for today, not modified much, just that I didnt have sea salt so put in the kind I had at home. I mean, no sea near the house and stuff, even though I could have gone and bought the imported one, it was too much of an effort and plus im ok with normal salt. You can put in sea salt you perfectionist. Blah. http://www.mediterrasian.com/delicious_recipes_hummus.htm
So, shazam shazooom....here goes.
HUNGRY HEART HUMMUS
What you need
Two cups of dried garbanzo beans/chana (soaked overnight in water)
Half a cup of tahini(get the imported bottle, you dont really have a choice)
One fourth of a cup of lemon juice
Two cloves of garlic
Half a teaspoon of salt
Water as and when needed
A teaspoon of olive oil
Half teaspoon of red chilli powder
Some leftover boiled chana
1. Get up in the morning, rise and shine. Boil the dried chana along with some salt, in a pressure cooker please. Open the cooker and notice how dried chana can blow up into lovely things when you boil it.
2. Drain the water out of it. Rotate this picture in your mind, this just isnt happening. Pug my life.
3. Add half the chana, and all the other ingredients, (chopped garlic, tahini paste, salt, lemon juice), to a mixie. This is what it looks like:
4. Take out the blended ingredients and add to the patila, then add the rest of the chana. Then combine both, add more tahini if you feel like, and transfer to a serving/keeping/sharing dish. Decorate with some left over chana, olive oil, and red chilli powder. Serve with pita bread or crackers. Yay :)