lavash and hummus
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Lavash with hummus

My fascination towards hummus and pita bread developed during my trip to Dubai. I was mesmerized by the beauty of this city, be the dessert or the beaches, and the freshness of the ingredients, their food is made of. I tried several recipes after returning home from Dubai trip, Mandi biryani, shakshuka, kuboos and hummus.

Recently I made this combo of lavash and hummus during the ICC World Cup 2023 match series. The whole family enjoyed the dinner while watching the match on TV at home while devouring this delicious middle eastern combo meal.

Middle Eastern cuisine is a rich amalgamation of flavors, a culinary journey that includes the diverse cultures and landscapes of the Middle East, which is subtle in flavors, mild spicy, fragrant due the various rich spices available locally.

Lavash

Bread is the lifeblood of Middle Eastern meals. Whether it’s the ubiquitous pita, the crispy thin lavash, bread serves as a versatile accompaniment to mop up delectable dips and sauces.

Lavash is a thin crispy bread topped with black sesame seeds which impart a rich nutty flavor to the bread.

Hummus

Middle Eastern cuisine is renowned for its luscious dips and spreads, each a masterpiece in its own right. Hummus, that creamy concoction of chickpeas and tahini, with mild flavors of garlic and olive oil is a necessary companion to crispy falafel and golden, crisp-fried kibbeh.

Hummus recipe

Ingredients

Hummus

  • 250 gm chickpeas
  • fresh lemon juice, 1 large lemon
  • 1 medium garlic clove chopped.
  • 1 green chili (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper coarsely ground
  • 3 to 4 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sumac

Lavash

  • 1 cup refined flour
  • 10 gm of dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup of warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp olive oli

Preparations

Preparing chickpeas

  • Soak chickpeas overnight
  • boil them with water and salt in pressure cooker (2 to 3 whistles) till tender.
  • They should be very tender as then the hummus will be smooth.

Make tahini paste..

  • roast the sesame seeds on a pan till they pop.
  • grind them in the grinder with salt.
  • Add oilve oil as needed to make the mixture smooth

Making hummus

  • In the grinder, add boiled chickpeas.
  • Add green chili.
  • Add tahini paste.
  • Add 2 ice cubes.
  • Blend into a smooth paste
  • Adjust salt, add if needed.
  • Take out from the grinder and serve in a wooden bowl
  • drizzle lemon juice and mix
  • Sprinkle black pepper powder and sumac.
  • Drizzle olive oil and serve.

Preparing dough for lavash

  • Add yeast granules to warm water mixed with sugar and stir.
  • Leave the mixture till frothy for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add this yeast, mixture to the flour.
  • Add salt and olive oil.
  • Knead the dough till firm.
  • Leave it for 1 hour covered.

Making lavash bread

  • pre heat the oven for 10 minutes at 200-degree Celsius.
  • Punch the dough after an hour.
  • make medium sized balls.
  • roll into thin disks.
  • sprinkle black sesame seeds .
  • Cut into wedges and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Till they are light brown
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lavash and hummus

Hummus with Lavash

Hummus, that creamy concoction of chickpeas and tahini, with mild flavors of garlic and olive oil is a necessary companion to crispy falafel and golden, crisp-fried kibbeh.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword hummus beiruti, hummus ingredients, hummus pita, hummus recipe, hummus salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author indrani

Ingredients

Hummus recipe

Ingredients

Hummus

  • 250 gm chickpeas
  • fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 medium garlic clove chopped.
  • 1 green chili optional
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper coarsely ground
  • 3 to 4 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sumac

Lavash

  • 1 cup refined flour
  • 10 gm of dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup of warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

Preparations

Preparing chickpeas

  1. Soak chickpeas overnight
  2. boil them with water and salt in pressure cooker (2 to 3 whistles) till tender.
  3. They should be very tender as then the hummus will be smooth.
  4. Make tahini paste..
  5. roast the sesame seeds on a pan till they pop.
  6. Grind them in the grinder with salt.
  7. Add olive oil as needed to make the mixture smooth

Making hummus

  1. In the grinder, add boiled chickpeas.
  2. Add green chili.
  3. Add tahini paste.
  4. Add 2 ice cubes.
  5. Blend into a smooth paste.
  6. Adjust salt, add if needed.
  7. Take out from the grinder and serve in a wooden bowl
  8. Drizzle lemon juice and mix
  9. Sprinkle black pepper powder and sumac.
  10. Drizzle olive oil and serve.

Preparing dough for lavash

  1. Add yeast granules to warm water mixed with sugar and stir.
  2. Leave the mixture till frothy for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Add this yeast, mixture to the flour.
  4. Add salt and olive oil.
  5. Knead the dough till firm.
  6. Leave it for 1 hour covered.

Making lavash bread

  1. pre heat the oven for 10 minutes at 200-degree Celsius.
  2. Punch the dough after an hour.
  3. make medium sized balls. roll into thin disks.
  4. sprinkle black sesame seeds .’
  5. Cut into wedges and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes
  6. Till they are light brown

Other middle eastern recipes in my blog

Shakshuka

Shakshuka recipe
Poached egg simmered in tomato based rich flavorful sauce. generally served during breakfast.
Check out this recipe
shakshuka

Mandi biryani

Mandi Biryani
Mandi is a traditional dish originated in Yemen consists of meat and rice cooked in a pit resembling a clay oven or tandoor. The word Mandi is derived from the Arabian word ‘Nudaa’ meaning ‘Dew’ owing to the soft texture of the meat.
Check out this recipe
Mandi chicken biryani

Aboutindrani

Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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