Today’s recipe is one of the most famous & widely popular dip, Hummus, originated from Middle Eastern cuisine, it’s is the recipe with lots of healthy & nutritious benefits. This dip is mostly served with Pita bread (Middle eastern bread), vegetables, falafel (my favorite), vegetables, grilled chicken or meat.
Hummus is the best recipe for weight losers. It is rich in iron, vitamin C, folate and vitamin B6. It is also an excellent source of amino acids, fibers and proteins.
I used ginelly oil/sesame oil, because I love the flavor and its healthy too. The measurements of ingredients can be used as per your taste. Just keep on eye, while adding sesame oil it shouldn’t be overwhelming.
Boiled channa / chickpeas / garbanzo – 1 cup
Garlic cloves – 2 n0s.
Sesame oil – 1/4 cup
Cumin / jeera powder – 1 tsp
Tahini paste (Homemade) – 3 tbsp (as per taste)
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Pepper powder (freshly grounded) – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
- First soak the chickpea for overnight.
- Rinse & drain the water, keep boil the water on medium heat, add the chickpeas cover & boil it for 1 hour or until it get soft in texture.
- Once it boiled, drain & cool it (reserve some boiled water).
- Now add the chickpeas, tahini paste, oil, salt, lemon juice, pepper powder, cumin powder in a food processor. Process until smooth.
- Add some of the reserved cooking water, a little at a time, as needed until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Add salt to taste.
- Before serving, spoon the mixture into serving bowl or plate, make a swirl and on the top drizzle some oil & sprinkle paprika over it.
- Serve & enjoy with pita wedges, vegetables or crackers etc.,
- Instead of sesame oil, you can also use olive oil.
- Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Today’s recipe is Gyoza (dumplings) is one of the favorite recipe in Chinese & Japanese cuisine. It is really easy to prepare in home like restaurant style. I used garam masala to give Indian punch to my gyoza (dumplings), this helps to gives nice flavor & taste to dish. For dipping sauce, in a small bowl add soy sauce, chopped spring onions & mix it well.
All purpose flour / maida – 1/2 cup
Boiled water – as required
Salt to taste
Minced chicken – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1 small finely chopped
Ginger – 1 tbsp finely chopped
Spring onion – 2 tbsp finely chopped
Soy sauce (low sodium) – 1 1/2 tsp
Sesame oil – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
For the dough;
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients & knead into a soft pliable dough.
- Rest the dough for 30 minutes & start to knead for another 10 minutes.
- put a hole in center of the dough & slowly make into circle.
- Divide the dough into small 18 equal portions & keep aside.
For the filling;
- Combine the minced chicken & seasoning in a small bowl
- knead the mixture with hands / chopstick until the texture becomes sticky.
- Now add the rest of fillings ingredients and mix it well.
How to make Gyoza / Dumplings;
- Roll out each portion of the dough into very thin circles.
- Place a teaspoon of chicken filling in the centre of the circle.
- Fold the wrapper in half over the filling and pinch it in the center with your fingers.
- Pinch the corner on both side of it as shown in above figure. Make 2-3 pleats, continue with the left & right side of the gyoza / dumplings.
- After finishing it is looks like half moon shape. Repeat the same procedure for remaining wrapper.
- Heat a teaspoon of oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
- once the pan get hot, place the gyoza / dumplings in a single layer, flat side down in a circular shape.
- When the bottom of the gyoza turns golden brown, add ¼ cup of water to the pan.
- Immediately cover with a lid and steam the gyoza for about 2 minutes or until most of the water evaporates.
- Steam in a greased steamer for about 10 minutes.
- Serve hot & enjoy it with sauces.