Friday, 24 October 2014

Hummus

Staying awake late nights is a habit for me, and having dinner early is another thing which I follow. When im awake till late nights, I tend to feel hungry and look for some food in the fridge and I always make some dips or food, which can be refrigerated and had when needed. 
One thing I always make and keep well in advance, it is the Mediterran Dip - Hummus, made from simple ingredients like chick peas, garlic, olive oil. The best way i like to eat this dip is, take a warm chappati,  apply some hummus and rolled, just perfect. 


Ingredients - 
Boiled Chick Peas - 200 gms
Tahini (white sesame paste) - 2-3 tbsp
Garlic - 3 cloves
Extra Virgin Olive Oil -250 ml-275 ml
Lemon Juice - 15 ml
Paprika - a pinch
Greek Yogurt - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste



Method - 
1. Take all the ingredients in a electric chopper except the yogurt.
2. Blitz it till you obtain a smooth paste/puree.
3. Remove in a bowl, add in the yogurt and mix well.
4. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle some paprika powder and serve.

Note - 
1. Store in a airtight container with some olive oil drizzled on top.
2. Some Beetroot can be added to get the red color and the flavor which can be termed as Beetroot Hummus.
3. Alot more flavors can be added to give the simple Hummus a twist.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Orange Spice

I always like to have some or the other drink with my lunch. Even if it is a glass of juice or as common as a glass of the good old Nimbu Pani. 
Experiment is one of those thing I and my Mom like to do always, no matter even if the dish turns out to be a bit bad. 

This time, I had some orange juice and some tabasco near me and got a crazy idea or doing something with these. 



Ingredients - 
Orange Juice - 200 ml
Mint Leaves - a handful
Tabasco - few dashes
Lemon Juice - 20 ml
Cumin Powder - a pinch
Ice - as required

Method - 
1. The the serving glass and put some ice in it to chill it.
2. In a cocktail shaker, take some ice, pour in the orange juice.
3. Roughly tear the mint leaves with the hand and put them in the shaker.
4. Add in the rest of the ingredients, tabasco, lemon juice and close the shaker
5. Shake well.
6. Throw the ice from the serving glass and strain the juice in the glass.
7. Garnish with mint leaves and orange wedge and serve chilled. 

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