A favorite dish of Arabs and Jews. Today I want to present to you absolutely amazing Mediterranean dish "hummus"! It is not difficult to prepare, but may require, however, some unfamiliar ingredients. I will try to tell you what gives each ingredient individually and how it can be replaced, so that this miracle was able to cook each of you.
So, let's start!
First, we need to soak for the night 2 cups (450g) chickpeas, but first, it is necessary to say a few words about it. Chickpeas is a legume plant resembling peas, very rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. If you care about your health and the health of your family, be sure to buy it!
For the preparation of the classic Hummus we need exactly Chickpeas, but, in extreme cases, it can be successfully replaced by ordinary peas or even beans.
In water, in which we will soak Chickpeas (or other beans), add a teaspoon of baking soda. This will significantly soften the protective skin of the beans.
After soaking, drain, add a new one and simmer until soft. Usually cooking takes 1-2 hours. If the foam is formed, then remove it with a spoon.
At the end of cooking, drain the remaining water and add the following ingredients to the finished peas:
1. The juice of one lemon
2. A few cloves of garlic
3. Bunch of greens (best of parsley or coriander)
4. One teaspoon of salt (with slide)
5. Spices at will and in the desired quantity (paprika, black pepper, chili pepper, cumin (Zira), coriander, white pepper, etc.)
Thoroughly mix all this and pour into a blender.
Now I would like to say a few words about Tahini. Tahini is a thick paste made from sesame seed. Recently sold in many stores, but despite this, few people are familiar. It can be prepared independently by frying sesame seeds (sesame) in a pan until a pleasant smell and resins in a blender with the addition of olive oil to a homogeneous mass.
If you do not have the opportunity to buy Tahini or sesame seeds, then prepare this paste from walnut kernels. Of course, this is excluded in the classic recipe, but even this improvisation will not spoil the taste of the final product. The taste will not be classic, but it will still be amazing!
Add 50 g of Tahini to the blender and grind thoroughly until smooth. And now, our wonderful and incredibly useful Hummus is ready!