~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Sunday, May 27, 2007
ingredients: 1 can chickpeas (liquid reserved) 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon chicken salt 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder dash of chilli powder dash of pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp dried chives (optional; doesn't do much)
method: puree the chickpeas with some of the liquid. (I used a hand blender n slightly less than half of the brine.) Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again. Rest in fridge for at least an hour for flavours to mingle. Serve with pita bread, vegetable sticks or crackers.
Comments: 'Original' hummus recipes have some tahnini (sesame seed paste/ butter) added too .... but my tahnini is somewhat bitter so i didn't want to add it....you can experiment though...came up with the recipe cos i needed to prepare some munchies for friends who are dropping by tomorrow...it's quite tasty n comparable to store-bought versions....lower in energy too.. :)
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!