Hummus ,the ancient Middle Eastern food has become the most popular dip around the world.It goes along with bread as a spread too.Here I wanted a starter so made some whole wheat crackers to go along with hummus.The pair did really well 🙂
Ingredients for Hummus:
Chick peas / Garbanzo beans- 1-1 and 1/2 cups soaked overnight .Pressure cook it till soft drain off water.(If u are feeling lazy go for a 15 oz can 🙂
Pulse the Chick peas a few times in a blender or food processor when it is crumbled enough then add the rest of the ingredients and grind to paste . The recipe can be played around with by increasing or decreasing ingredients to suit to ur taste.
For decorative purpose put the hummus into serving container drizzle some olive oil on top and some paprika .
There is my hungry herd diving in before I could take a decent shot ! :))
Ingredients for Crackers
Whole wheat flour – 2 cups
Veg oil- 1 -2 tsp
Chili powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
1.Mix the ingredients and knead to a pliable dough.Let it rest for 20 mts.
2.Take small portions roll into ball then spread with rolling pin to a thin flat one with the help of some more wheat flour.
3.Heat a pan/griddle and cook to 3/ 4 then cut it into equal triangles say 8 pieces.
4.Transfer it to a greased and lined cookie tray .Spread a single layer no overlapping.
5.Brush a thin coat of oil if u like.
Put it on a preheated oven to 350°F for 10 mts maximum but keep on eye O.K !don’t blame me if the alarms start ringing :)) meaning don’t burn it!One peek into the T.V and I successfully managed to burn a batch he… heee..
Turn once may be after 5 mts. Aiming for crispy crackers.