Moong dal hummus is a more nutritious spin on the regular hummus
Hummus is a popular vegetarian dip that is typically served as part of Mediterranean cuisine around the globe. The dip is made from boiled mashed chickpeas and is flavoured with tahini paste (made from ground, roasted sesame seeds), olive oil and garlic powder, and finally lemon juice. Hummus has been popularised as a healthy and nutritious dip that can also be easily prepared at home in a jiffy. The dip can be served with chips, crisps, lavash (a flatbread that is available in both soft and crisp forms) and of course, the most popular one is pita bread. Hummus is simple yet delicious and it can even double up as sandwich spread. You can make your hummus as nutritious as you want by adding a number of vegetables to it. Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who is an expert in cooking healthy food and is a fitness icon, recently, shared a video of an interesting variation of the hummus. The recipe video was that of green moong hummus- a dip made in the style of the Middle Eastern dip but along with chickpeas, Shetty also used sabut moong or whole green moong. This lentil is also known as chhilke waali moong dal. The recipe starts with boiling and soaking chickpeas and the lentils and then grinding them together with whole garlic pods and the tahini sauce and olive oil. Once the ingredients are ground to a smooth paste you can add some more olive oil, lemon juice, and of course salt and optionally, some chilli powder.