Saturday, April 2, 2011

Chakde India finger food-Hummus with carrot and cucumber wedges

My better half is a big fan of cricket.Usually the finger food he eats during match sessions are very unhealthy.So I thought of making a healthy dip to go with crunchy carrots and cucumbers.So I made a hummus dip which is served with pita crisps,I replaced the crisps with carrots and cucumber wedges.Now for the recipe


Boiled Chick pea-100 grams
Tahina paste-50 grams
lemon juice-20 ml
Chopped garlic-1 clove
Olive oil-20 ml
Salt to taste
White pepper powder-to taste
Paprika powder

Soak chick peas overnight.Boil the chick pea with a little salt.Make the tahina paste.This is a mixture of sesame seeds with olive oil.First roast the sesame seeds in a pan.Then blend it in a food processor.The proportions I used for the paste was 1 cup sesame seeds and 1/3 cup olive oil.I made it myself because I could not find tahina paste.Now you have to blend the boiled chick pea with tahina paste in a food processor.Add crushed ice and garlic blend till smooth.This gives a nice consistency.Season with white pepper powder,salt and lemon juice.Place in a bowl,drizzle extra virgin olive oil and garnish with paprika powder.Recipe source:Chef Girish Kumar Courtyard Marriott.

Go India Go.Go bring us the World Cup.

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  1. Hey Shalini, hummmus looks good! Perfect to dip into while watching the game :) Thanks for participating!!

  2. very interesting taught...perfect dip...nn pic is inviting...

  3. The pics are so inviting..esp the first the way you presented it

  4. hmmmm platter looks so inviting,..:-)

  5. Healthy and delicious snack.

  6. The hummus recipe is very accurately done Shalini.. lovely idea to have it with carrots n cucumbers.. have you tried falafal?

  7. hey shalu, nice reciepe,thanks for ur pics.-bhuvana

  8. bhuvana-hi shalu tasty reciepe and nice pics da.

  9. Wow cute click and wonderful healthy snack.

  10. Thats a healthy finger food! Love the way you have cut it and nice cobo with hummus

  11. Oh- I love hummus one of my most fav dips!
    Loved how served it with cut up veggies..

    US Masala

  12. wow.. i got two recipes in one post.. thanks..

    new to ur space n happy to follow u..for more wonderful recipes..

    do visit mine when u get time

  13. Hummus recipe is great and I didn't know the trick about adding crushed ice to blend--thanks!


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