Thursday, 2 October 2014


After living for so many....... years in qatar.It has become a second home for us.A multilingual ,multicultural atmosphere brings in different cuisines of the world.Being a foodie family we enjoy every cuisine basically  a middle eastern delicacy(dip) made with chick peas ,a must in every arabic restuarant.For me its a healthy sustitute to calorie ladden .......mayonnaise.can be had with any thing  on a bread slice ,with pita bread ,or it really goes well with indian chapathi too......we had it wth turkish bread,and it was yumm......
when ever we have a buffet,we make sure to have it .Was on my to do list for a while  but missed it some how or the other.This time i tried it ,and Alhamdulillah was a success.This is perhaps the easiest one to make with minimal ingredients and stays fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days  .The recipe is as follows.....


  • 1 1/2 cup boiled chicpeas
  • 1 big lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil+for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup tahina
  • olives for garnish
  • salt to taste
  1. De-skin the chick peas (a time consuming prep .....i know...but its worth it).
  2. Chop garlic,juice the lemon.
  3. In a blender add the chickpeas, garlic and blend it coarsely.
  4. Now add the tahina and half the oil,continue blending.
  5. Give astir and add the remaining,oil ,salt and lemon juice,blend it till smoooth.
  6. Garnish with olives,drizzle with some generous olive oil,serve with bread of ur choice.
  1. You can use canned or homemade boiled chickpeas but the latter will give the best result.
  2. Olive oil is a must .it cannot be substituted.
  3. Use lemon to descretion.
  4. U can add cilantro or parseley but I prefer it this way.

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