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Hummus!

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by electrogirl, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    and vitamin D if you use dark rather than light tahini. I live on hummus :cool:
     
  2. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara channelling Lynda Day

    I take back most of what I was saying about shopbought hummus earlier. I'm pissed on white wine right now and the Coop hummus I've just eaten was as garlicky as a Frenchman.* It's all good.

    * PC types please note stereotype cleared by The Simpsons.
     
  3. Manmasi

    Manmasi New Member

    Yarden

    Is THE brand for hummus in UK, it's imported from Israel, it's very nice. You can buy it in the Tesco on Goodge St and Jewish shops in Golders. I am a hummus snob and wouldn't eat UK maufactured stuff if you paid me!! Yes, Hummus Bro's on Wardour St are good (and family friends of mine!).
     
  4. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Quite apart from the spelling issues, how the feck do you pronounce it?

    We were arguing about this the other day and there were three schools of thought.

    HUMM- us
    HUGH-mus
    WHO-mus

    Which is correct?
     
  5. Manmasi

    Manmasi New Member

    pronounced: Hum-us

    And the spelling is 'hummus'
     
  6. iROBOT

    iROBOT CURRENTLY RE-BOOTING

    Which it may be, but may I applaud the use of the exclamation mark in the OP.
     
  7. electrogirl

    electrogirl dignity is overrated

    anyone got tips for garlic breath? i ate loooooads of hummus last night and am worried about killing someone.:(
     
  8. Maggot

    Maggot If specified, this will replace the title that

    Eat some Cardommon seeds.
     
  9. izz

    izz life's too short to be normal

    keep y'mouth shut. mints will work temporarily and then people will start looking round for the source of minty garlickyness. then in a few hours the garlic will start coming out on your skin (if it hasn't already). I'm having garlicky cheese on toast for tea.muaahahaahhahha.
     
  10. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I make houmus all the time. My top tip is to warm the oil in a pan, add the garlic, salt and pepper and a little nutmeg. When the garlic has melted a little (really is just a warm, not a cook) then add the tahini and lemon juice and stir.

    You can taste the mix and get it right before mixing it with the chick peas and blending it.

    I chuck in chopped parsely or coriander sometimes.

    I tried dry chick peas a few times, and came to the conclusion that the expense, effort and flavour was worse than tinned chickpeas.
     
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  11. exleper

    exleper is on your ignore list

    my housemate introduced me to my current favourite sandwich - hummus, mature cheddar and salami. absolutely delicious and just as good (if not better) when made as a toastie. i fucking love hummus and its nice to add to a pizza at the last minute (it goes a funny colour/texture if you put it on from the start).
     
  12. Juice Terry

    Juice Terry rama lama fa fa fa

    For the complete chick pea overload I always line my pitta with lashing of hummus when I do falafels. Add some hot chilli sauce, garlic mayo, tomato salsa to cut through the tahini, a bit of salad and you have created food heaven.:)

    disclaimer: All the chick peas used in the making of this dish have been lovingly soaked overnight from dry.
     
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  13. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    good call. :cool:
     
  14. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    Tahini is better.

    and my favorite.
     
  15. Nixon

    Nixon peanut butter n.w.o.

    It's houmous.I love the stuff too.My dad used to make the best red pepper stuff :)
     
  16. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    These are illegal imports according to EU trading rules with Israel. Yarden products are made on the Katzrin settlement in the Golan Heights. It shouldn't be labelled as coming from Israel, and it couldn't be imported under the EU/Israel Association agreement if it was labelled as coming from a settlement in the Occupied Territories.
     
  17. KellyDJ

    KellyDJ New Member

    Their houmous topped with roasted peppers is great too.
     
  18. J77

    J77 residing

    :confused:

    That's like saying tomato sauce is better than baked beans :D
     
  19. pembrokestephen

    pembrokestephen New Member

    Heh, one way of ensuring I don't buy a product is to label it as "Made In Israel". So they're free to carry on doing so, because I can't see them ever saying "Made in land we stole from our neighbours and now occupy in violation of international law" and fooling me into buying the stuff...
     
  20. Greebozz

    Greebozz Apologies if I don't reply, may not your see post. Banned

    Is there any way to preserve a big batch of homemade hummas
     
  21. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    i can't see any reason not to freeze it, although i've never done it myself...
     
  22. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    Agreed, but whilst not everyone consciously boycotts Israeli goods, many would balk at buying anything from the settlements (indeed, many Israelis avoid buying stuff from the settlements). Given that the EU doesn't allow the import of produce from the settlements but Israel consistently gets away with illegally labelling these products as "made in Israel", it's at least useful to know where brands such as Yarden, Ahava, Achva Halva and Beigal are really made.

    Especially when someone comes on Urban advertising the stuff. :mad:
     
  23. pembrokestephen

    pembrokestephen New Member

    Yes. There are two ways.

    One is to eat it.

    The other is to freeze it. I suggest freezing it into moderately sized portions, otherwise you have to defrost a big fuckoff pile of it just to get a bit to go with yer falafels...
     
  24. pembrokestephen

    pembrokestephen New Member

    *nods*
     
  25. Greebozz

    Greebozz Apologies if I don't reply, may not your see post. Banned

    Thanks killer and pem' will give it a try.
     
  26. STFC

    STFC Well-Known Member

    I love houmous, and luckily live near a couple of good mediterranean stores that sell big tubs of the stuff for the same price as the poxy little ones they sell in supermarkets. Lovely in pittas with roasted vegetables and halloumi cheese.

    I quite fancy making my own though. Is it possible without a blender?
     
  27. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    course it is. i expect it'll be quite a tedious job, mind...

    mortar & pestle, crush all the chickpeas up as small as you can be bothered, same with the garlic, then mix in all the other ingredients. it'll probably be a lot coarser than a blended hummus, but it'll still taste lush.

    i'd buy a food processer though - you can pick 'em up cheap enough, and they're very useful.
     
  28. Mmmhh I love hummus/houmus/etc...

    I usually make my own but Sainsbury's do a really nice lemon and coriander one, mmmmmhhh!! Actually, I'm gonna make that today. :cool:
     
  29. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    coriander is my favourite addition to hummus. although i'd go for lime over lemon...
     
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  30. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Lime Houmous? Yuck!

    That Yarden Houmous is horrible too. Slightly sweet and flavourless.

    The turkish stuff is the don.
     

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