Orange Flavoured Hummus

Homemade hummus is something that I tried making for the first time 9-10 months ago and I have been in love with it ever since. If you get it right, it is so incredibly delicious, offering so many layers of flavour. I did share a basic hummus recipe a couple of months ago and ever since then, I’ve also been interested in making some flavoured hummus and sharing the recipe with you guys. So, here it is, Orange hummus. I don’t know know why I waited this long it bring it in my life. 😀 Because it adds a whole new layer of flavour to this already delicious dip.

If you have only bought store bought hummus and not liked it, then you got to make it at home once and reconsider your opinion. I’m sure you’ll like hummus made based on this recipe way better than any store bought one. 

Hummus is most commonly consumed as a dip which can be relished with bread (especially pita), fresh veggies like carrots and cucumbers, crackers, nachos and many other things.

Orange flavoured hummus made from this recipe has a very subtle orange flavour keeping the hummus very authentic to its original flavour as well. If you think you’ll like a dominating orange flavour, go ahead and add more orange juice.

Serves 4 people

Cooking time 15 minutes

Preparation time Overnight (soaking of chickpea or chole)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup boiled chickpeas or chole
  • 1⁄3 cup 100% fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp tahini (for tahini replacement check out recipe notes at the bottom)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight (around 12 hours) and then boil them in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle on high flame and 5-6  whistles on low flame.
  2. Let the chickpeas cool and then add them in a mixer grinder or food processor.
  3. Add orange juice (which is extracted from fresh oranges and sieved), lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, salt and red chilli powder.
  4. Blend all ingredients until a smooth paste is formed.
  5. Garnish with orange zest, olive oil and red chilli flakes.

RECIPE NOTES

  1. Tahini is sesame seed (white til) paste. If tahini is not available, you can roast white sesame seeds (white til) until aromatic and slightly brown and grind it to form a powder or a paste.
  2. An amazing tip for a very smooth hummus is that you can remove the skin from all the cooked chickpeas. This might take some time and effort but is totally worth it.

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