Hummus bi Tahini: Middle East & Mediterrannean Cuisine


Serves: Five  (5) Servings

♦ Ingredients

  • Chickpeas/Kabli Chana: 250 gm (soaked overnight in salt)
  • Lemon: 60 ml1 Large or 2 Small
  • Tahini: 1/4th cup (Tahini is a paste made from sesame seed)
  • Garlic: 3 pods (fine chop or minced)
  • Cumin Powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Olive Oil: 30 ml for preparing while serving also we usually drizzle olive oil on top
  • Salt: As per taste
  • Water: 3 tablespoons
  • Paprika: A pinch while serving

♦ Preparation:

  • Boil Chick Peas in a pan or if using pressure cooker boil them till you get 3 whistles
  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine the tahini and lemon juice and process for 1 minute.
  • Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice until well blended.
  • Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute.
  • Now add balance half of chickpeas and blend it well add salt as per requirement.
  • To get a smooth paste add water and blend for 2 to 3 rounds
  • Once done take it out in a bowl 

Serving: Sprinkle paprika & drizzle of Olive Oil. It can be stored for 2 to 3 days.



# Smoothie: Mint Chocolate with Hazelnuts



  • Banana: 1no’s
  • Mint leaves (fresh): 3 to 4 springs
  • Coca Powder: 2 teaspoon (can add as per your taste)
  • Hazelnuts: 50 grams
  • Dates (Khajoor): 3 No’s
  • Almond Milk: 115ml (one can use plain cold milk also)
  • Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil: 10grams


  • Blend it well and serve it.

Enjoy the flavour and stay fresh.


Watermelon Pizza: Beat the heat with cool & juicy watermelon

watermelon pizzaWatermelon Pizza.

(Watermelon: A Headache caused by Summer Heat is cured by consuming watermelon juice. Just one glass a day works)

Serves: Three (3)

Preparation time: 15 minutes

♦ Ingredients:

  • Watermelon: 1 no’s
  • Fresh Cream: 100 gms (whip it to make it a smooth spread)
  • Honey: 2 teaspoons (Optional Sugar)  (I used Raw Lychee honey)
  • Other Ingredients: As per your taste or readily available in your kitchen

♦ Taste Enhancer:

  • Vanilla essence mixed in cream
  • Cinamon powder

 ♦ Preparation: (How I made it)

  • Cut a watermelon from the centre, at least 2 to 3 inches thick
  • Mix honey with fresh cream
  • With spatula spread fresh cream on the watermelon
  • For topping you add fruits as per availability
  • Make as many layers as you want
  • You can layer it with dry fruits or final topping of dry fruits

 ♦ Suggestion: Once you have prepared it, refrigerate it for 15 minutes and then serve.

Serve it as a dessert or pierce a stick in each piece and serve to kids as watermelon pizza candy.