Pumpkin Hummus Recipe
Basic recipe of hummus with pumkin
Pumpkin Hummus Recipe is a dip that has a twist from the original classic hummus recipe. Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern dip with the main ingredients as chickpeas. The Pumpkin Hummus is a whole dip, packed with nutrition that can be served as a spread on sandwiches, wraps, along with pita bread, crackers or even veggie sticks. These are perfect make ahead spreads that can come in handy for a week day lunch box for kids.
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- 1/2 Pumpkin puree
- 1 cup Kabuli Chana (White Chickpeas) , soaked overnight and pressure cooked
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 4 tablespoon Tahini
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Lemons , juiced
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- Red Chilli flakes , (adjust to taste)
How to make Pumpkin Hummus Recipe
To begin making the Pumpkin Hummus Recipe, we will first have to get the chickpea cooked to perfection. For this, soak the chickpeas for at least 6 to 8 hours and cook them until very soft. You can use the pressure cooker method for cooking the chickpeas. Click to watch the video of how to cook chickpea in the pressure cooker.
You will know the chickpea is cooked to perfection, when you press it between your fingers, it will mash easily. Once the chickpeas are cooked well, drain the excess water and keep the water and chickpeas aside.
Make the pumpkin puree (Click to see how to make the homemade pumpkin puree recipe)
Add the chickpeas and the remaining ingredients into a food processor and blend to make a smooth paste. The texture is a personal choice, you can choose to have it lightly coarse or make it extremely smooth. Add a little bit of the chickpea water if required to blend well.
Once done, transfer the hummus to the serving bowl and garnish the Pumpkin Hummus with olive oil, a sprig of coriander or parsley and sprinkle some chili powder on top.
Serve the Pumpkin Hummus with pita bread, crackers or veggie sticks or even as a spread for sandwiches and wraps.
Neha believes “pleasure in job brings perfection in work”. She loves to eat what she cooks and also looks forward to serve it in a perfect way with friends and family. With her immense love for food, she gave up the career as a dentist and began blogging. Neha's blog has been recognized as the best recipe blog and runners up for best general blog by prestigious Food Bloggers Association of India in 2014. She was also among the top 5 food blogs in Blogadda awards 2014. She loves her cooking appliances, tools, camera and lens, cherished being a foodie & a food photographer. She shares her experiments & innovations at http://www.whiskaffair.com/