Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fresh Hummus The Cheapy Way and Falafel

I plan on getting a flip video or a wee video camera in the next week so I can actually make videos.
Tonight's Meal consists of an all homemade Hummus, Tzakziki, Falafel, and err whatever else we could find.
Dear Safeway, You didn't have most of the things I wanted to make all of the food so here comes the improv version.
  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste) (squeeze half a lemon please)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini (safeway didn't have this so blah I didn't bloody put it in there)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed (I used 4 I'm an overachiever)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I used about a tsp of Kocher Salt)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil with a dash of sesame oil to give it that maybe tahini flavour
  • Dash of cumin for that right nice cuminy taste
If you have a food processor then go ahead and throw that lot in there, I suggest that you crush and chop the Garlic but seeing as I didn't have a food pro I threw the whole lot into a blender and hoped for the best. Picture to follow
Second type of hummus I added .5 tsp of the following
  • Pasilla Chile Ground
  • Hot Madras Curry
  • Jalapeno pepper Ground
  • Tumeric
  • a bit of cilantro
Falafel balls, Mac made these, rolled up falafel and fried them in oil Yummo
All put on wheat pita with onions cilantro, italian parsley, some plain yogurt with diced cucumber :-)