Beets hummus - Beets and Chickpeas mash

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, November 19, 2018

Beets, a veggie hated by many for its sweet taste, but if you are regular in my kitchen, you know we love beets and always look for creative ways to use beets in our daily cooking. Hummus, middle eastern dip made using chickpeas and sesame butter, is a versatile condiment, that will beautifully blend with any flavor added to it. Here i have tried to blend cooked beets along with chickpeas and sesame seeds into colorful condiment. 
I served this hummus to my kids along with their dosa for dinner yesterday, they loved it. Yes we are a crazy family, we love hummus and labneh with dosa and roti's. The chilies and garlic beautifully wrap the smell and sweet taste of beets, so you dont have to worry, that the dip might be sweet. Do try and let me know how you liked it.
Sending this to Kids Delight - Veggies sneaked in, happening @ Vidhya's kitchen, an event by srivalli.
250 grams chickpeas, drained, i used tinned ones 
80 grams beets, a small beetroot
2 cloves of garlic
1 green chili
2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds (read notes)
1/4 tsp salt
juice of lemon
2 tbsp oil, i used gingely oil as i didnt have olive oil

  • Wash and peel the beetroot, chop it roughly and cook until soft. I usually cook in the microwave for 10-12 minutes at power 100.  Drain the beets, use the liquid to make dal/rasam.
  • Let the beets cool completely. Take the chopped beets along with rest of the ingrediets except oil in a mixie jar, grind until smooth. Add oil slowly while grinding, to ensure smooth process of the hummus. 
  • Once done, remove it to a serving bowl and serve as a dip with breads, veggies and crackers. My kids enjoy hummus with roti's, even with dosa. 

  • Tahini/sesame butter is used in hummus, since i didnt have readymade tahini in hand, i used 2 tbsp of roasted sesame seeds in place of it.

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  1. I am cent percent sure my girls would love this! Time to get some beets and cook them, so that whenever the mood for hummus pops up, I am ready to make it... :)

  2. More than the taste I love the color it lends to the food it is add to. Wonderful dip

  3. How eye pleasing this catchy hummus looks.. Just need some tortilla chips to have with.

  4. I am sure this colorful hummus will win the hearts of my girls as well.

  5. That is a beautiful bowl of hummus. Adding beets is a such a healthy way of serving to kids.

  6. I like the twist of using the toasted sesame seeds as I am not a huge fan of tahini - I usually go really mild of it in my hummus versions

  7. Beets are our favorite and I cook weekly once at least. This hummus sounds delish and needless to talk about that vibrant color.

  8. That beet hummus looks absolutely amazing. That is such a great idea to add beets to hummus - makes it so healthy and nutritious.

  9. The color of the beets is just so amazing! I love beetroot and I am sure we would love this. So perfect for the theme!

  10. Beet hummus looks so great, love the color and texture it has got. Good one

  11. That's one colourful bowl you got there Priya and so fantastic that your boys enjoy all these..that's really so good to know!

  12. Healthy and colourful!! Love the colour of this hummus. Adding roasted sesame seeds is a great idea too.


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