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
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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