Monday, 24 June 2013

Roasted Carrot and Coriander Hummus !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

India won the Champions Trophy final

They were dominant, they were fearless, focused and always with the right attitude on the ground. They held their nerve throughout and the result, we all know :) 

The young Indian cricket team has taken the cricketing world by a storm.. India is unquestionably the most vibrant side in the tournament, They won the Champions Trophy, depriving England of their first ODI title in a global event. The 50 over match had been reduced after rain luckily not washing things out altogether.




They deserved this victory over England at Edgbaston as they were led by Mr Captain Cool M.S.Dhoni, where his calming influence led the whole team. They were the best in the tournament - most power with bat, the most adroitness in the field and the most variance with the ball..!

Congratulations team India...wishing all you all the best for the future and always remember :
Hit a six, hit a four...you'll win for sure :)

Three cheers for team India now that team India has been the winner twice of the ICC world cup (in 1983 and 2011), ICC world Twenty-20 champions of 2007 and ICC champions trophy 2013 !!




We been lucky to witness many many cricket matches sitting in the stadiums played in England and India. If you are a regular reader of this blog, maybe you're thinking something is different, normally when there is a celebration Jagruti posts something sweet  ! 

I wanted to celebrate and post with a sweet recipe, but at the same time we all are devastated by natural disasters. Uttarakhand, India is badly effected by floods, the death toll in flash floods and landslides has crossed over 1000 people. Many many saved by helicopters, god knows how many are still trapped out there.
Please join JCO to express grief over the loss of hundreds of lives, and offering prayers for the victims.







So today I am posting an easy to make, healthy and tasty recipe Roasted Carrot and Coriander Hummus. Hummus is one of the favourite dips in our family, whether it is Roasted Pepper hummus, jalapeño Hummus, or Caramelized Onion hummus GI rating of the CHICK PEAS is: LOW 28. That means that the carbs in chickpeas have a slow effect on blood sugar levels so the lower the GI value the better the food is for you ! This is one of the reasons I use chickpeas in a variety of healthy dishes..,and one of them is always Hummus :)



We got hooked on this one so much that I have already prepared twice in few days, while watching cricket this hummus was perfect for snacking with crackers, and also used as a spread for our tortilla rolls. ( Recipe coming soon )

You will need:-
  • 2 medium size carrots washed, peeled and cubed
  • small bunch of fresh coriander ( cleaned and washed )
  • 1 cup boiled Chickpeas or canned chickpeas will be fine too ( water drained and reserve )
  • Salt as needed ( if you're using canned chickpeas, use less )
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice
  • Few fresh coriander leaves and carrots julienne for garnishing



Method :-
Heat oven to gas mark 6 , 200C/180F.
Bring a pan of water to boil, add carrots and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Drain the water and toss in roasting tray with little oil .
Roast the carrots for 10-15 minutes.
In a blender or mixer add all the other ingredients with roasted carrots . 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 fresh coriander leaves and some Carrot Julienne. 
Enjoy this very healthy and low GI hummus as an appetizer, dip, or spread in sandwiches and rolls.


Linking it to my own event My Bowl of Snacks
Made with love Mondays !



Happy Cooking :)

10 comments:

  1. I love hummus and chickpeas! The roasted carrots is such a fantastic idea and this looks so tasty!

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  2. that is a out of box recipe than regular chickpea...

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  3. Delicious hummus and nice click...

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  4. GO INDIANS!!!
    This unique hummus definitely grabbed my attention today. Good recipe.

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  5. Looks delicious, but shouldn't the oven temp be higher in farenheit than in centigrade? 200C = 392F. Gotta try this recipe, though!! :)

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  6. Looks delicious, but shouldn't the oven temp in farenheit be higher than the temp in centigrade? 200C = 392F. Really looking forward to trying this!! :)

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