Green Pea Hummus

My toddler has an unusual love and hate relationship with peas. He claims that he likes them, but will spit it out the moment I give him some.

So the other day I was telling my mother about it and she said,
"Probably its the skin that he dislikes. Try pureeing the peas and see if he likes it that way."

Ever since I had been on the look out for a recipe with pureed green peas and this green pea hummus hit the spot. The recipe is   A Cup of Jo and then decided to make one using my favorite hummus recipe... the one from Around My French Table.

Day one, he had it as a dip with his steamed veggies.
Day two, he had it as a spread over his beet pancake.
And on day three, I just mixed it with his khichdhi and un-suspiciously he ate it all without complaining once about the taste or texture of his food.

I guess Maa was right. It was the skin that was bothering him all this while and in the hummus everything felt fine ! Mmmm it is not for nothing that they say..  moms know best ! They really know it all...

 Green Pea Hummus

Recipe by Tanusree Khandai
Prep time: 10-12 minutes                                                                  Yield: a little more than 1 cup

  • 1 cup green peas (I used frozen)
  • 3 tbsps tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tbsp fresh coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste
Cooking Directions
  1. Put the frozen peas in a small container. Pour enough water to cover the peas. Simmer and cook the peas for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Strain the peas and reserve the water.
  3. Put the strained peas along with all the other ingredients in the blender and whir until smooth. With the machine running, add 1 ½ tablespoon of the reserved water little at a time until the hummus is nice and thick.
  4. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper. If you like add some more lemon juice and whir once more.
  5. Scoop the hummus into a bowl, press a piece of plastic warp against its surface and chill until serving time.
Before signing off, I must mention that this recipe is inspired by Dorie Greenspan's Hummus and Giulia Doyle's Green Pea Hummus and besides the toddler, his mommy and daddy enjoyed it too both as a dip and as a spread !

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  1. I love this idea... would love to try this....

  2. Hi Tanusree, your hummus look very inviting. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

    Have a great day ahead,regards.

  3. Nice and healthy dip...Iwould surely try with my fussy ones :)


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