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3 October, 2017

Lemony Hummus with Basil Dressing

Posted in : Quick and Easy on by : Aafreen Shaikh Tags: , , ,


2 cups chickpeas, boiled, 4-5 garlic cloves, 1 tsp sesame seeds, 1 Tbsp curd, 1 tsp cumin powder, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, Salt to taste, A bunch of basil leaves, ½ cup olive oil, plus extra for topping, Salt to taste


  1. In a pan, roast the sesame seeds until aromatic. Allow to cool and then ground into a powder.
  2. In a food processor or blender, mix chickpeas and garlic, and pulse until smooth. You can add a little water, if you find the mixture a little dry.
  3. Add the sesame powder, curd, cumin powder and salt, and blend again until smooth.
  4. Transfer to a bowl, and add the lemon juice. Mix well and check seasoning.
  5. In a blender, pulse the basil leaves and olive oil till well mixed.
  6. Top it on the prepared hummus, along with a sprinkling of red chilli powder and fresh basil leaves. Serve with pita breads.

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