After months of procrastination, I finally had to give in to the ceaseless poking from the ‘Bro Gang’ about having a dinner party.
When in doubt, pick ‘Lebanese’. The spices, the flavours, the kebabs, the tangy salads, the fragrant rice… You cannot go wrong with a Lebanese theme.
So the theme was set, the invites were sent and too much excitement was shared.
The star of the menu was, undoubtedly – the hummus.
I haven’t come across anyone who does not like hummus. It can be served as a starter, a dip, or a meal in itself with some salad and pita bread. It can be made with innovative combinations and flavours, like roasted pumpkin hummus with cumin or roasted aubergine hummus with toasted sesame seeds (switch on the experiment bulb). Takes one mixer container, 4 ingredients and less than 5 minutes to prepare. It is a perfect snack for those creamy cravings and most of all; it is super-duper healthy and nutritious! What’s not to love, then?
- Soaked and boiled chickpeas – 4 cups
- Garlic cloves – 4
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Olive Oil – 3/4th cup
- Tahini paste – 2 tbsp (optional)
- Warm water – as per desired consistency
Blend all the ingredients together to make a paste and keep adding warm water till it reaches desired consistency. I like to keep it thick and hearty so that it can even be used as a spread. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika and serve with pita bread at room temperature.
And that is literally it!
The dinner party was a lot of fun! We spent the evening gorging on food, cracking horribly inappropriate jokes, laughing till our stomachs hurt, mocking T’s ridiculous poses, cutting the pending chocolate cake (finally).
Got the happy and smiling peeps captured in a picture-perfect moment.
Like they say, Bros before…. Umm… Crows! 🙂