Thursday, October 26, 2006

Chicky Chicky!

After the day of eating rich foods and heavy meals, the next day we weren't too keen on a big breakfast. Since I had some Turkish bread I thought I would make a simple hummus and chickpea salad. Short and sweet but high in calcium!

Hummus

Ingredients
1 can chickpeas or 400g chickpeas soaked overnight and cooked
1 or 2 garlic cloves- minced finely.
1 lemon- juiced.
1 tbsp tahini- this is seasame butter (like peanut butter but made with seasames).
1 tsp salt- adjust as required
1 tsp pepper- freshly ground

Method
  1. In a mortar add the garlic and salt and crush until the mix is sort of glossy
  2. Add lemon juice to the this mix.
  3. Now add a teaspoon of tahini and mix well. Reapeat this until it is difficult to move your spoon in this mixture. It is really important that you mix well after adding the tahini otherwise it will come out bitter.
  4. Grind the chickpeas a little. Grind them until you have the texture you require. Add the tahini mix to the chickpeas.
  5. Mix it all up and add pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings. If it tastes bitter add a bit of lemon juice.

Chickpea Salad

Ingredients
1 can chickpeas or 400g chickpeas soaked overnight and cooked
1 carrot- finely chopped.
1 cucumber- finely chopped.
2 or 3 lettuce leaves- ripped into small bits.
1 lemon- juiced.
1 tsp salt- adjust as required
1 tsp pepper- freshly ground

Method
  1. This is the easiest recipe. MIX AND SERVE. :)

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple yet filling....thanks for the Hummus recipe..somehow eating prepackaged Hummus gives me a migraine..will try your recipe.

Cheers,Trupti

October 29, 2006 4:57 am  
Blogger Pavani said...

Looks delicious Pravena. I love chick peas and like to try different recipes with them. Thanks for sharing.

October 30, 2006 1:28 am  
Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Looks and sounds delish, healthy too! Great idea!!:))

November 03, 2006 9:03 am  
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