A nutritious and yummy dip which is very popular in the
Things you need:
Chick peas - 1 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 2 cloves
Twahina (sesame paste) - 1/2 cup
Lemon juice - 3 tbsp
- Soak the chick peas overnight. The next day, drain it and rub well with your hands.Take a sauce pan and add the chick peas and water upto an inch above its level and boil adding a pinch of salt.Remove the froth which forms on the surface. Now pressurecook it in low flame until the chickpeas are well cooked and soft.
- Mean while blend the garlic and salt in a blender and add 'tahina' and lemon juice to it. Blend well until it forms a fine off white paste.
- Now drain the cooked chick peas saving the juice. Add the chick peas to the blender with the tahina paste and blend well until fine. Add the saved juice as needed to adjust the consistency.
- Adjust the salt and transfer it to a shallow bowl. Garnish with olive oil and parsely leaves or mint leaves. Serve with pita bread or grilled chicken.