Authentic Egyptian hummus

April 9, 2009 3:51:18 PM PDT
From delicious grilled meats to a simple hummus, delicious recipes directly from Egypt.

Authentic Egyptian Hummus:
SERVES 4 -6
Impress everyone with this great version, and you'll never want to settle for store-bought again

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (if you have it)
  • olive oil, enough to make right consistency
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, to sprinkle
Directions:
  1. Whizz the chickpeas and garlic to a dryish paste in a food processor.

  2. Add olive oil, tahini and lemon juice to taste and a little water if necessary, keep whizzing.

  3. Stir in the scallions and tomatoes and season well.

  4. Dust with paprika and serve with pita bread.
Ancient Egyptian "Date Candy"
SERVES 2

Figs, dates, pomegranates and grapes were the only fruits that could be grown in the hot climate. From: Ancient Egyptian Food and Drink. This recipe was from 1600BC and was found on an ostraca.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh dates
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seed
  • 1/2 cup of fresh ground walnuts
  • warm honey
  • fine ground almonds
Directions
  1. Mix the dates with some water to paste.

  2. Mix in cinnamon and kardemon seeds.

  3. Kneed in the walnuts.

  4. Form balls, spread with honey and cover in the ground almonds.
Keabgy Restaurant is located in Cairo, El Gezirah, Egypt.


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