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Lemon-Coriander Hummus….

Hummus is a very popular dip in the Middle Eastern countries made from cooked chickpeas. This essentially needs a sesame seed paste known as Tahini. There are loads of flavoured hummus available in the market. It is a super healthy dip, made of fresh/boiled ingredients with loads of olive oil.

Lemon-Coriander Hummus......

Those of you who saw the recipe I posted yesterday would know that the Hummus recipe was coming up next. I made some homemade Tahini, as ready-made Tahini paste is hard to come by easily in India. You may find it is some exclusive stores in certain cities. Such exclusive stores which stock up of world foods is not close to the place I live, in Bangalore. Anyways it is a pretty simple recipe. One does not really need to go hunting for store-bought Tahini. It is ready in a jiffy. Check here for the – Tahini Recipe.

Ingredients for the hummus....

Now once you have Tahini ready, all you need is a can of chickpeas or you can soak a cup of chickpeas overnight & cook it till tender. The rest of the ingredients are pretty easy to find too. A small bunch of fresh coriander, juice of lemons, a few cloves of garlic, some coriander powder, extra virgin olive oil and some salt to taste… that is it.. blend them all together & your done..

Hummus is traditionally served with flatbread such as Pita or as a part of meze. It is also served as an accompaniment to falafel. You can also eat hummus with some tortilla chips & salsa, instead of the guacamole/sour cream on the side.

Lemon-Coriander Hummus...

I always used to pick flavoured hummus tubs like – Jalapeño hummus, Thai sweet chilli hummus, Red pepper hummus etc. from stores when living in the UK & eat them with crudités or with tortilla chips. You can even eat it as it is.. Both K &I love hummus as it is, it’s really really tasty & does not actually need an accompaniment with it, just dig in & I guarantee that you will lick your fingers clean..! 

Ingredients: (Serves 3)         Preparation Time: 10 mins

Ingredients for the hummus....
Chickpea’s – 1.5 cups
Note: You can pre-cooked canned chickpeas, washed & drained. Else you can also soak 3/4 cup of chickpea’s overnight, throw away the water used to soak the chickpea & cook it in fresh water till tender, drain away the water and use it for this recipe.
Coriander – 1 small bunch washed & roughly chopped, reserve some chopped leaves to garnish
Note: Let the stalks be, they add a lovely flavour
Garlic cloves – 3, peeled & roughly chopped
Tahini – 1 tbsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed juice
Extra virgin Olive oil – 3-4 tbsp or use as per required
Salt to taste

Throw in all the ingredients into a blender jar. Blend until smooth. If the hummus is dry, add some more olive oil. This is a pretty thick, shiny/glossy dip, very flavourful too. The Tahini adds a nutty feel & the lemon-coriander add its tangy bit & freshness…!

Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with some olive oil & some chopped cilantro.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve it as a dip with some falafel & pita bread or with some tortilla chips or with crudités.

Lemon-Coriander Hummus...



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13 responses

  1. I love hummus and make it often. This recipe will add a new twist to a traditional favourite. Thank you so much for this. :-)

    May 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    • 😁 .. I’ll try some more varieties of hummus as I have some more Tahini left to be used up.. !

      May 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm

  2. Awesome photos! I am a big hummus fan. I have a bowl of it always available with different additions like roast peppers and egg plant. This is a lovely new twist as Aruna mentioned! Good job!

    May 27, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    • Thanks Sridevi.. :)

      I have more of the Tahini left.. :) Bell pepper hummus is definitely on my mind.. !

      May 28, 2014 at 3:51 am

  3. How wonderful! Fully packed with flavors… <3 I'm in love wit this… Anitha, have to make this in a day or two… :)

    May 28, 2014 at 12:24 am

    • Oh I know you love fresh flavours from all your posts.. :) You will definitely love this for sure….. !

      May 28, 2014 at 3:50 am

      • :) True!!! I soaked chickpeas to make this in the evening… Yeyyyy ♥

        May 28, 2014 at 5:20 am

      • Awesome.. :))

        May 28, 2014 at 5:24 am

  4. And finally… I’m done making it <3 Half of it, we finished with crackers even before I transfer it to a jar… It was super-hit dip/spread… Thanks Anitha!!! Will back-link ur space when I post it <3

    May 30, 2014 at 2:59 am

    • How did it turn out for you..??

      May 30, 2014 at 3:49 am

      • Finger-licking good… :) Will share a pic soon, I promise…

        May 30, 2014 at 4:07 am

      • That’s great..! 😁 glad it turned out the same way for you too..,!

        May 30, 2014 at 5:34 am

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