Homemade Spiced Hummus & Pita


2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons water
For Hummus~
1 cup of chickpeas, soaked overnight and boiled till just done. Or you can use same quantity of canned
1 tablespoon tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 tablespoon cumin
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil for serving
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/2 tablespoon honey
2/3 cup warm water
1 3/4 cups plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt


For Tahini ~ Place sesame seeds a blender or food processor and grind until smooth. Add sesame oil and salt. Process until combined. With the motor running, add the water in very slowly and blend until smooth.
For Hummus ~ Combine all ingredients (except water) in a blender or food processor. Then add the water. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Place in serving bowl, and drizzle a small amount of extra virgin olive oil on top.
For Pita Pockets ~ Dissolve yeast in 1 tablespoon warm water. Add honey and stir until dissolved. Let sit for 10-15 minutes until yeast is well blended. Combine flour and salt in large bowl. Then pour yeast, water & olive oil and mix with a spoon. Place dough on floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes. When the dough is no longer sticky and is smooth and elastic, it has been successfully kneaded. If it is too sticky or too dry, add in flour or water (respectively) one teaspoon at a time until the correct consistency is achieved. Coat large bowl with olive oil and place dough in bowl. Turn dough upside


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