Monday, July 25, 2011

Spicy Hummus

'Hummus' is a popular dip that originated in Middle East. It's easy to make and is a great appetizer. Hummus is usually served with pita bread/ chips. You can also use hummus as a spread on toast.

Boiled chickpeas/canned - 1 cup
Tahini-2 tbsp
Garlic cloves-1-2
Lemon juice-3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil- 2 tbsp
Cayanne pepper-1/4 tsp
Parsley- 1/2 tsp

How to make Tahini:
Sesame seeds- 5tbsp
olive oil-2 tbsp
Toast/roast  the sesame seeds in a pan.
After it cools,blend in a food processor with oil.
The consistency should be thick/viscous.

Blend all the above ingredients in a blender for 2-4 mins.
Serve warm.
Hummus can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


'Gundupongalu' is made from left-over Dosa or Idli batter. You can enjoy your evening  tea/coffee with this spicy snack.

Dosa/Idli batter- 2 cups
Chopped green chillies-2-3
Chopped red onions(optional)-1
Curry leaves(chopped)-2-3
Coriander leaves chopped-2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Heat the gundupongalu tava and pour little oil in each of the little holes.When the tava gets hot pour the batter mixed with the above spicy ingredients.Let it turn brown on the bottom.With a wooden pick/spoon turn each of the gundupongalu and leave it on the tava until the other side also gets brown.
Remove and serve hot.You can serve Gundupongalu with chutney/chutney powder.

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