There was a knock on our door. We were definitely not expecting anybody, but this was something we get from time to time.
Which is definitely welcome! 😊
A few months ago, I wrote here about our generous neighbors. They'd give almost anything from biscuits and juices to biryani. There were times they even gave fresh camel milk!
What do I do with camel milk?
Well, camel milk is being sold commercially, but I don't know how to handle these fresh ones straight from the camel so we don't drink it.
This time around, we were given chickpeas.
Yeah, I know. What do we do with perhaps 3kilograms of chickpeas?!
Then I thought, I could perhaps make hummus?
Hummus is an Arabic dip made from mashed chickpeas mixed with lemon juice, salt, cumin powder, olive oil and tahini (sesame seed paste).
I personally love this dip with fresh veggies like carrot sticks. I even buy this from the store, sometimes fresh, sometimes canned.
So when I got the opportunity, I took it and made my own hummus dip.
For the first time.
Here's what I did:
I just tossed a cup of cooked chickpeas into the food processor (which is actually my unused baby food processor), add 2 cloves of garlic and spin.
Add 2 tsp of lemon juice, olive oil and some water from the chickpeas. Spin until you get the desired consistency.
I did not have tahini nor cumin powder but it sid not matter because the cooked chickpeas was already salted and had some jalapenos already.
The result was just as good.
I don't have carrots to dip into my hummus! face palm!
What else would be good with hummus then?
We don't have kuboos either and I am lazy to go outside and buy it.
But I'm in the mood to make it...
Kuboos is an Arabic flat (Pita) bread. You can eat it with meat, like in a shawarma or add cheese as in a manakeesh.
This time, I made kuboos to eat it with the hummus.
Again, it was my first time making kuboos.
I was surprised that it can be cooked on the stove top, not baked. Cool.
How to make Kuboos
You will need:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp instant yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
Combine yeast and sugar, add the warm water and set aside for 5 minutes for the yeast to activate.
Add the flour and salt to the activated yeast and mix into a soft dough.
Knead the dough and form a ball, set aside and let rise for 1 -2 hrs (while waiting I prepared the hummus).
The dough will double in size. Make small balls (I made 8), flatten and cooked on a hot pan.
It was a very satisfying breakfast. My family enjoyed it. I did not even have a chance to photograph them. They finished it in a flash. Haha.
Anyhow, at least I was able to record how I prepared it. Enjoy watching!
I also uploaded the video on youtube:
My video is at DLive