Originally I was going to come up with a spicy hummus sandwich, but at the last minute decided instead to serve it as a dip with raw vegetables and homemade Sweet Potato Flatbreads. You may wish to lightly toast some pita triangles to go along with this thick, creamy and fresh-tasting spicy hummus. I was most pleased with the result, as were my dining companions. It makes for a perfect late spring / early summer meal to enjoy on the patio and, not withstanding the cleanup of the wretched food processor that is really a puzzle to put back together after cleaning it (at least mine is), hummus is one of the easiest spreads to make and just plain good for you too.
Notes: This recipe calls for red chili and vinegar paste or "balchao masala". This is an easy Indian spice paste to make at home, and it will keep refrigerated for several months. It does come with a bit of a warning though — it's very hot, so start with just a teaspoon and taste the hummus before adding more. I adore this paste and it works well in any number of curries and even Indian crêpes. This fantastic paste has been a staple in my kitchen for a long time now and it should be in yours too if you enjoy Indian cooking. Do play around with the flavors here.
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on June 25, 2013
Thick, creamy and spicy hummus made with Indian seasonings and a vibrant red chili and vinegar paste
Other hummus recipes from Lisa's Kitchen you may wish to try:
Avocado Chickpea Hummus
Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Marinated Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Olives
Hummus with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Olives
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