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Soaking time: 8 hours Prep time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS: For Tahini paste: White sesame seeds 1/4 cup Olive oil 2 tbsp Chickpeas  200 gms Tahini Paste 1/4 cup Garlic (chopped) 2-3 big cloves Olive oil  2 tbsp Mixed herbs (dry) 1 tsp (optional) Chilly flakes 1 tsp (optional) Salt to taste Lemon juice 1 tbsp Warm water 1/4 cup

PREPARATION:  Soak the chickpeas for 8 hours or overnight, then pressure coke the chickpeas for 4-5 whistles. Let it cool down. In a small pan take the white sesame seeds and roast it for around 2-3 minutes on medium flame and cool it down. In a small mixer, grind the roasted sesame seeds into a fine paste, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and grind it once again. Tahini paste is ready. Keep it aside. Now in a big blending jar add the boiled chickpeas, tahini paste, garlic, chilly flakes, oregano, salt, and lemon juice grind it. Open the jar add 2 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsp of hot water, again grind it if it doesn't come to a smooth paste you can add 2 tbsp hot water to it. It has to be a very smooth paste. The hummus is ready, you can garnish it with a little olive oil and some chilli flakes. Enjoy it with Pita bread and Falafal😊.

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