I was invisible from blogging world and social network past 10-12 days due to very busy life. Attended every function of a beautiful wedding , from sangeet night to reception. Soon gorgeous sunny weather was blessed on us by sun god, so few frequent visits to beaches with family made me very happy and cheerful. And on top of that when The London 2012 Olympic Games ceremony took place on 27th July, our joy got doubled !!
Titled 'Isles of Wonder', the Ceremony welcomed the finest athletes from more than 200 nations for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games marking an historic third time, London has hosted the world’s biggest and most important sporting event.
We were lucky enough to get entry in the park to watch spectacular ceremony and witnessed all the fun people were having at it. I particularly liked the surprise acting debut from the Queen herself with Mr James Bond ( Daniel Craig ) !! Loved her fake entry from the helicopters were hovering upon us that night :-) So overall I had and am still having great time with my family !!
Coming to my recipe , which is long due , it's Roasted Garlic Hummus. I made few weeks ago to have with Multi Flour Crackers. We are all addict to any flavoured Hummus, like Roasted pepper hummus, Jalapeno hummus and Caramelised Onion hummus, very versatile dip and spread which hails Middle Eastern Cuisine. Roasted garlic hummus has rich garlic flavour but not overwhelming - it's just right for everyone !!
You will need:-
- 1 bulb garlic
- 4 tbsp olive oil + 2 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
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- Extra liquid for consistency
Pre heat oven to gas mark 4-5, 400 F or 200 C.
Cut garlic bulb in half horizontally, drizzle with olive oil and wrap loosely in foil .
Roast for 30-35 minutes or until soft.
Squeeze the garlic out of its skin to use it when slightly cooled.
In a blender or mixer add all the other ingredients with the roasted garlic .
Add little water or oil for a smooth hummus.
Blend till you achieve your desired consistency.
Serve with a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil on top, and garnish with pinch of paprika.
Enjoy as much as we did !!
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