Friday, February 23, 2007


Today's recipe I want to share is Humus. Not only is Humus very delicious but also very healthy - especially compared to all the bought ones you get. They contain not only preservatives but also to add more weight a lot of fat. Enough of the small talk, let's get going:

  1. 044Take about 500 gr of dry Chickpeas and let them soak in plenty of water for about 24 hours. Every now and then you change the water in which they soak.
  2. After that you put them in a pressure cooker, add one whole pealed onion and fill the pot until the marking of your pot with water. (Take care not to fill too much!)
  3. 041Let that cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. If you are unsure at the first time just open the pot after the 1 1/2 hours and check if the peas are soft. They should easily squash in your fingers. If not put them back for another half hour.
  4. 036After the are soft (by that time they will have soaked up almost all of the water) take them out and put them in the Food Processor. Add 2 - 3 cloves of freshly minced garlic, about 1/2 cup or more of Techina (Sesame Paste - liquidity - also used to make Techina for eating), 2 or more ladles of the water the Humus was cooked in, 2 TB parve (not meaty) Chicken Soup Powder, 3 TB Olive Oil, some Tabasco, 1 TB ground Cumin and if you want 1/2 TB Curry Powder. Let it all process until its smooth.
  5. 042Serve with some of the leftover Chickpeas and some Olive Oil. Best to eat when it's just freshly made and still warm.


Now some tips:

Because it takes a lot of time of soaking (24 hours) you can soak more in advance. Cook it all and before you put in the other ingredients just put in bags and store in the freezer. Like this you can just defrost a portion in a few minutes and have the Humus ready in no time! This is specially recommended if you have inpatient toddlers who suddenly demand Humus. They don't understand that it takes 24 hours to soak and another 2 hours to cook ;-) ....

The original way is without the Curry Powder. So if you don't like it this way just omit it.

The ready made Humus stores in the fridge for a few days. By then you probably have eaten it already...

Bete Avon! - Enjoy the meal in Hebrew...

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