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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chickpea (Kabuli Chana) Dip

Weather has turned warmer here in our place and weekend was pretty good.I think its finally time to bid good-bye to sweaters and jackets.Today's recipe is a simple dip-Chick peas dip.As the name suggests,Chick Peas(Kabuli chana) is a perfect dip for munching tortilla chips or any other chips.This is a very healthy recipe and a quick one to prepare if you have some cooked chana left out in your fridge.You can call this similar to hummus.Another easy way to sneak in chick peas to kids without them knowing.This has a very mild spicy,tangy flavors perfect to match the chips.We just loved munching chips with it,try n enjoy !!



Ingredients
chickpeas, cooked 2 cup
yogurt,full fat 1/3cup
garlic 1 clove
lime juice 4 tsp/vinegar 2 tsp
cumin, freshly ground 1/2tsp
olive oil 1 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
pepper powder to taste
green bell pepper chopped fine 4tbsp
mint leaves to garnish



Method
- Soak the chick peas overnight and cook the chickpeas with water,turmeric powder and salt in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
- Add the chick peas,garlic,yogurt,lime juice,ground cumin,salt and pepper powder in a blender until smooth.
- Mix the olive oil,chopped bell pepper and mint leaves to garnish.
- Serve with tortilla chips or use as sandwich spread.


NOTES
* You can use vinegar instead of lime juice.And add or decrease the amount mentioned depending on your likes.
* You can omit the chopped green bell pepper if you wish.
* You can add little water to grind the chick peas if you wish to make the consistency as per desired taste.


my li'l ones ready to dig in :)

25 comments:

Sathya Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yummy .May be we can call it hummus without tahini right ?

nandoos Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

nice dip.

Shaheen said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely, I really chickpea dips and this is a nice change from hummus.

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a healthy and awesome dip Julie!

Harini M said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been eyeing on this and baba ganoush for long time,looks wonderful,love that chips,homemade too?

Beulah Arun said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks fantastic! Lovely pictures!

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

love this twist on hummus. perfect to dip anything.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

Very innovative and healthy dip !

Shailaja R said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy & perfect dip.

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

nice and tasty dip

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

nice and tasty dip

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice dip, beautiful clicks.

Priya Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

wow amazing dip Julie :) visiting your blog after so long, hope u have settled down and enjoying it here. Keep in touch :) hugs

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely dip, looks delicious..

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

this is so good... very close to the hummus...

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious dip . Love it

Shweta Agrawal said... Best Blogger Tips

love this:) Protien in dip:)
Last pic is sooooo tempting

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Yumm, gotta ttry it for sure :)

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice Julie, and great pictures. I make a similar hummus, yours has more Indian flavor- always a good thing:-)

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy..

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love to enjoy this dip with some tortilla chips..

Sony P said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and protien rich dip.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy and delicious dip, rich in protein..

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Enjoy the weather !!
ur hand model has done a good job =D nice dip julie.

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved this dip..Lovely pics too..