Indian Style Hummus
Saute the garlic, ginger, chili, ground coriander and cumin in a small saute pan, with a little water till garlic is soft. Add to chickpeas. Mash thoroughly. Add cilantro leaves and salt/pepper. Serve cold or at room temperature as a dip. Notes: Chopped cucumber, boiled cubed potatoes, minced scallions, and/or grated carrot are all nice additions
USES:Hummus is used as a dip with Pita bread, crackers or fresh cut veggies. Many people use hummus as a spread on sandwiches (instead of high cholesterol mayonnaise), as a topping on broiled fish or chicken, on baked potatoes instead of sour cream, or as the main ingredient in a vegetarian sandwich.