Black Gram Hummus

I tried a trio of hummus long back at After Stories, Gurgaon. And for a long time, it had been my go-to place for a bite. I would order the trio of hummus and then proceed further to explore my dinner options. After moving back, one of the things I have missed is the black gram hummus. Having made hummus a couple of times, I tried to take it up a notch and tried black gram hummus.

You can check out the regular hummus here.

Black Gram Hummus

Black Gram Hummus

Black Gram Hummus

Smeared on Toast

Black Gram Hummus

Topped with black gram and black olives

Black Gram Hummus

And Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • Black Gram – 1 cup
  • Garlic clove – 2 to 3, medium sized
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Olives – to garnish

Method

  • Soak the black gram in hot water for 2 hours.
  • Drain the water and transfer to a pressure cooker, add salt and 3 cups of water and cook for 10 minutes. Let rest till all the steam is released.
  • Strain and save the stock for the hummus.
  • Save a few cooked grams to garnish later
  • In a mixer jar, add the cooked gram, garlic cloves, cumin powder, and olive oil. Slowly pour in the stock and pulse.
  • Repeat until you have reached the desired smoothness.
  • Top with olive oil, black olives and a few black gram.

I loved mine on toast, full of protein and really filling.