Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Roasted Carrot Hummus & Hummus Wrap

Life goes on - this pretty much sums up the way Mumbaikars are dealing with the aftermath of the horrible terror attack. Hurt by the political inability to provide a secure life but determined as always by the never-say-die attitude, they have shown resilience and have risen from the ashes (literally). To put it succinctly, the city in particular and the country in general has moved on. A recent news about the last edition of Harry Potter flick opening to packed theatres in Mumbai got me amused. Well, if a movie can enthuse masses,so be it ! You don't stop living- you just don't stop believing ; saluting Mumbai's indomitable spirit !
Will continue my musings some other time---
Today's recipe of hummus is a dip that has me completely hooked. The middle-eastern dish that means chickpeas in Arabic also spelt as houmous/hoummos/hommos is made from mashed chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil and seasonings. The creamy goodness of the dip lends its punch to anything it is paired with. To make the hummus even more exciting, a variety of ingredients are added. This recipe for hummus calls for roasted carrots that gives the dip a terrific taste.
ChickpeasThe charred root veggie bursting with nutrients + the nutty taste of sesame seeds + the earthy flavor of the roasted cumin seeds = lip smacking hummus





It's a complete protein-packed goodness that can  be enjoyed in a number of ways - as a dip with any flat bread and/or crudites or as a sandwich spread, in wraps and in pita pockets.




What's in it :- (Recipe Source for the hummus : here)

  • Carrots - 2 (large) - scrubbed and thickly sliced
  • Cumin seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame Seeds - 2 to 3 tbsp (use  1 heaped tbsp of tahini paste if you have)
  • Olive oil - as required
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Garlic clove - 1 huge pod - roughly chopped and crushed
  • Chickpeas - 400 gms (approx) - , drained (if using canned), else soaked & cooked
  • Lemon juice - to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder/Paprika - little (for garnish)
For the wrap :- (my version)
  • Indian Flat Bread (Phulka) - 1
  • Carrot Hummus - as required
  • Grated Cheese - as required
  • Toppings - onions, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce or anything as desired
How:-

Preheat oven on grill mode to 200 C / 400 F. Spread the carrots along with cumin seeds, olive oil & seasoning and grill/roast them till they are charred & smoky. It takes about 30-35 minutes. Let cool. 




In the meanwhile, warm a pan and toast the sesame seeds till they are golden brwon. Take care not to burn them. Alternative if you have tahini paste (which is sesame seeds paste) use as your taste buds dictate. Combine the garlic, chickpeas, toasted sesame seeds, cumin-spiked carrots in a blender/food processor and pulse until coarse-fine. Dribble in olive oil as required to bring the mix to a pulp. Squeeze lemon juice to taste, check for seasonings and serve with warm flatbread.




Assembling a hummus wrap is no rocket science-  take a flatbread (phulka), spread the dip liberally , tip in grated cheese, onion, tomatoes and iceberg lettuce (practically anything you want to eat). Roll in to a wrap, cut across & enjoy !!




Linking this to Reva's Veggie/Fruit a month : Carrot , event announcement by Priya



Also to Vardhini's Fast Food Not Fat Food ; event by Priya Mahadevan

35 comments:

  1. Dip looks absolutely yummy..

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  2. Nice snack...very light and healthy.

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  3. Thats a very different hummus dear.. but looks so delicious and the wrap looks so yummy...

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  4. Wow, the dip looks so delicious, with carrots, new to me..

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  5. Absolutely love it ~ versatile n always delicious!
    US Masala

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  6. Delicious looking dips....nice wraps..

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  7. Lovely looking dip....thanks for the recipe :)

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  8. awesome dear....very healthy hummus....

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  9. Carrot Hummus is a good idea. The grilled carrots look inviting... Hummus would have surely tasted good :)

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  10. Dish looks delicous. BTW your words are correct. dats the way of living life nowadays.we will see..how long people are going to be a mute spectators and not thinking abt it further.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    http://umaskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com

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  11. Never had this version of Hummus.I am in love with this version by just seeing the pictures.

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  12. I love hummus..This looks so delicious..A must try recipe..

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  13. Yum ...Looks so gud ...I wish I can have it

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  14. Looks too good and delicious.. Perfect shots too :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  15. Carrot in hummus..Nice idea Priya!

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  16. new idea of using carrot in hummus but super

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  17. Awesome looks wraps. Delish!

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  18. I love that idea! Your hummus must taste wonderful and I bet that those wraps are just gorgeous.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  19. delicious wraps dear, looks great...

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  20. deliciously done I have added carrots before to hummus but not roasted must be fabulous
    Priya I will enter you in the giveaway no problem as long as you have an address I can give in the US or Canada if you win :)
    regards Akheela

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  21. I'm glad you decided to make the carrot hummus. It's a wonderful recipe from a lovely book called "Alice's Cook Book."

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  22. Never made carrot hummus...looks yummy n loved that wrap...:)

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  23. Wow .. hummus with carrots .. new and healthy dear. Thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: Fast food not Fat food

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  24. I love the innovative use of roasted carrots to this dip.

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  25. My first visit here you have a nice collection of recipes. Do drop by simply.food some time.

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  26. love hummus but never tried this way, looks very tempting with the grilled carrots.

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  27. Love both the hummus and grilled carrots. What ever you have said about Mumbai is so true. Wish these kind of things never happen.

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  28. hummus with carrots, now that's innovative priya- the first click is super inviting- nice recipe

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  29. I have never eaten or seen carrot hummus before, but think it looks divine! Can't wait to give it a try...thank you for the lovely post and the great ideas. I wonder what other root vegetables might work here....hmmm...got me thinking.

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