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International Hummus Day 2022

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Every year May 13th is celebrated as International Hummus Day. A healthy dip with the base of chickpeas, hummus can be blended with a range of other ingredients to create a plate of health and colour.

Hummus or chickpea dip is an increasingly healthy snacking option nowadays. Made quickly and fuss-free from chickpeas, these dips are heavy and nourishing to have in between meals. Hummus can be made mindfully, and fresh and can be enjoyed with fresh fruits, or crispy vegetables like carrot and radish. Hummus is a great option to have for people who are working and are mostly on the go, they can have hummus with baked chips.

Roasted Pumpkin Hummus Recipe
Roasted Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

The dish is popular as a dip and usually pairs well with Pita Bread. However, you can also have hummus by itself, and it makes for a great addition to your protein needs.  While the base is always chickpeas, tahini (sesame and oil paste), lemon and oil, it can be blended with ingredients as diverse as beetroot, peas, pumpkin and more.

Here are some recipes for you to try:

  • Dukkah Hummus served with Pita (courtesy Jehangir Jamula, Corporate Chef, Diablo)
  • Rose Petal, Beer, and Indian Spice Hummus (courtesy Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji, Culinary Expert and Chef Consultant)
  • Cucumber Hummus (courtesy Pallavi Khaitan, Home Chef, For_kandknife)
  • Edamame Truffle Hummus (courtesy Chef Ajay Thakur, Corporate Chef, Bayroute)
  • Roasted Pumpkin Hummus (courtesy Solaimani Chakaravarthy, Executive Sous Chef, Ramada Plaza Chennai)
  • Jalapeno And Cilantro Hummus (courtesy Vivek Rana, Executive Chef, The Claridges New Delhi)

Read the full story that first appeared in Deccan Chronicle dated May 9, 2022 here:

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