Chickpea and Tamarind Dip (Hummus Bi Tamar Hindi)

Try this recipe next time you want to make a dip

African cuisines are on top when it comes to making delectable and unique tamarind recipes. Tamarind is native to Africa and grows wild throughout the Sudan. This is also served in the Arabian Gulf as a meze. It has a very tasty flavor from the tart tamarind. From Saffron and Lemons.

-UmmBinat

This recipe is courtesy of UmmBinat via Food.com

4
Servings
237
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  canned chick-peas, rinsed (or cook your own)
  • 3  Tablespoons  tablespoons tahini (I do feel quality of tahini can make or break)
  • 2  Tablespoons  tamarind paste (or to taste, no seeds)
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  finely chopped fresh ginger (or to taste)
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice, to taste (optional, I use this)
  • Minced garlic, to taste (optional, I recommend only a small amount to let the tamarind shine)
  • 1  Tablespoon  cilantro leaves (fresh coriander), or one tablespoon flat-leaf parsley
  • 1  Tablespoon  extra virgin olive oil (I recommend unrefined because it has a better flavor and is much healthier)
  • Water (if needed)

Directions

Place all ingredients, except coriander or parsley and olive oil, in a food processor and process into a somewhat thick paste, adding a little water as necessary.

Taste and adjust flavours to taste.

Place on a serving platter, and sprinkle with fresh coriander or chopped parsley and extra virgin olive oil just before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
34µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
72mg
7%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
126mg
18%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
1571mg
100%
Water
91g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chickpea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Chickpea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.