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Hummus is a dip or a spread that comes from Eastern Mediterranean and Egyptian countries but it has gained fame all around the globe. Hummus is an Arabic word that literally translates to chickpeas in English. And, the star ingredients of this dip are chickpeas and tahini (a paste prepared with sesame seeds). People all around the world come together every year on May 13th to celebrate all the love they have for this dish. You will be surprised to know that the love affair with hummus is so serious for some people that there are movies made about it, songs written for it and it has literally led to wars. But what is the one thing that makes this dip so much special? Hummus is one of those dishes that you can add to your diet guilt-free and is also supremely delicious at the same time. It is high on nutrients and so versatile that you can literally spread it, use it as a dip, put it in your salads and so much more.

If you want to take your hummus game up a notch, then you should definitely give this article a read. Presenting some unique and awesome recipes which are definitely better than the store-bought versions!

  1. Classic Hummus:

Hummus is not only healthy and delicious, but it’s also super simple to prepare. Let’s start with the most basic yet classic recipe for hummus. This one’s simple and if you have a food processor or speed blender then your life is pretty sorted! Go on, get it blending!

  1. Red Pepper Hummus:

If you are not a big fan of garlic but love you still adore hummus, this is the best option you can opt for. Red peppers give a beautiful colour to the dip and add a smoky, sweet and spicy flavour to it. Fire up your taste buds!

  1. Green Pea Hummus:

Chickpeas are a star in hummus but that doesn’t mean you can’t use green peas to zest it up. An extra splash of garlic can make this hummus a little more tasty and can be enjoyed with soft pita bread.

  1. Beetroot Hummus:

And the most pretty looking hummus award goes to....the Beetroot Hummus! Hands down, the colour of beets makes it oh-so-gorgeous and delicious as well. This pretty pink hummus can be your total party showstopper!

  1. Chocolate Hummus

Who said hummus can be only made of spicy and savoury sides? Here’s a unique, decadent and chocolaty version of this popular Mediterranean dip. You should try this version of hummus cuz’ it gets done in a jiffy. Dig into the recipe ASAP!

  1. Achari Hummus with Ajwaini Lavash:

We Indians love fusions. A Gujarati gravy with a Rajasthani snack, a Tamilian curry with a Punjabi roti we love experimenting in food. And this is one of those mind-blowing fusions of hummus. Pickle-flavoured Hummus paired with Ajwaini Lavash can take your hummus game to another level.

  1. Flavours of Hummus:

This one’s like a dream come true! Mixed and matched with a variety of ingredients and a roller coaster of flavours. A wholesome platter of hummus filled with different flavours is all you need to celebrate the day. Open your bag of nachos or bake those pita chips, cuz’ the party just got better!

Happy Hummus Day! :)


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.