Friday, 21 January 2011

Caramelized Onion Hummus !

Most of the time I do follow very healthy diet for me and my family, specially we like to follow low GI diet...I learnt about it more that 6-7 years ago and I found it very helpful..."The glycemic index is a measurement of the type or quality of carbs in a particular food, and how fast 50 grams of this carbohydrate raises blood glucose levels, (and consequent insulin secretion and effects produced by the pancreas) as it is digested."


For more info on GI  read The University of Sydney website I found this website very helpful...I was amazed by looking at GI rating of the CHICK PEAS- LOW 28  that means, Carbs in Chickpeas have a slow effect on blood sugar levels....lower the GI value..Better for you ! one of the reasons I use chickpeas in a variety of healthy dishes...So you can enjoy best of worlds in that it has low GI on one side and many authentic flavored dishes on the other....for e.g. chickpea curry (chole),Bhel -Puri, Salads and Hummus..


Caramelized Onion Hummus....Me and my family love Hummus..as an appitizer, dip, or spread ...I do make diffrent versions, like Jalapino hummus and red pepper hummus...



Nutritional Benefits :-

Although hummus does contain a lot of fat, it is good fat, with plenty of Omega 3 in it. It also contains important nutrients, such as iron, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, and copper. It even contains folic acid, which has been found to prevent birth defects when eaten by pregnant women. In addition, hummus has a low glycemic value, which means that it doesn’t raise your glucose levels very quickly, leaving your feeling satiated for longer.

Interestingly enough, hummus also contains large amount of tryptophan, phenylalanine, and tyrosine, which are mood lifters that can also lead to a more satisfying sleep. These amino acids, along with some others that make up hummus, are essential, which means that your body cannot make them independently; you need to get them from foods instead. For all of these reasons, hummus is indeed good for you, as it is jam-packed full of vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids.( Brighthub.com)



You will need :-
  • 2 medium sized onions or 1 big( diced )
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 450 g cooked chickpeas ( I used from tin)
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic
  • salt per taste
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice
  • Extra liquid for consistencey
Method :-
Heat olive oil in a non stick pan and add onion..Toss to coat an oil. Stir fairly frequntly, for about 20-25 minutes or until onions are evenly browned and caramelized.  In a blender or mixer add all the other ingredients with the caramelized onions . Add little water or oil for a smooth hummus. Blend till you achive your desired consistency.

Serve with a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil on top, and garnish with pinch of paprika and some caramelized Onion. Enjoy this awsome Healthy dish as much as I did...





















31 comments:

  1. i am craving for some pita chips right now...I love hummus a lot....nice recipe dear...thanx for sharing!

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  2. Always wanted to make hummus but tahini is one ingredient I somehow forget to buy :( May my next grocery shopping trip, I will get it and try this out!

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  3. Nice idea using onion Jags...looks delish

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  4. adding onions is a very nice twist...love to try this variation...
    Reva

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  5. Feel like having this droolworthy hummus with some tortilla chips, delicious dip..

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  6. very yummy and healthy recipe

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  7. This post has made me realize it has been WAY too long since I've had hummus! Looks delicious.

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  8. This sounds delicious with caramelised onions

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  9. We love hummus too. My son makes it very well!! I must try your recipe soon.

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  10. Jagruti

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  11. I love this combi , it rocks , we have some fantastic momos for breakfast and would loveee some of this NOW....
    WOnderful recipes always from my dear Buddy!

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  12. This is very new and innovative dish:)

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  13. hummus is my fav and with caramelised onions oh my..i am gonna love it..

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  14. healthy nutritious and tempting hummous.

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  15. Wow!! I like hummus and this one is looking super good and thanks for all the wonderful information.

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  16. Love this healthy and yummy dip, great click too...

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  17. delicious healthy hummus looks wonderful

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  18. This looks perfect and healthy.Good sharing.

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  19. healthy and delicious hummus perfect with kuboos

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  20. Oh I love hummus and this looks great!

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  21. hummus & mutabbel visit ma kitchen once in evry fortnight atleast....bt never had with any variations...ths s a gud info. to me...

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  22. looks awesomely delicious !

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  23. This sounds like a nice dip. Definitely goes well with some crackers as appetizer.

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  24. Wow, a pairing of delicious hummus and awesome caramelized onions! Nice :)

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