Black Peas Recipe: Hummus

Here is a recipe with a twist!

Fusion of Kala Matar from Spiti valley into middle eastern cuisine. Yes, we are talking about Hummus which is prepared from chickpeas originally.

Today let's give it a whirl with our native touch.

Here is what you need to keep ready.


  • 1 cup dried black peas/Kala matar

  • 1/2 medium onion coarsely chopped

  • 2 tbsp tahini

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper grounded

  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley

  • 1 tsp salt


  • Soak black peas overnight.

  • Add 3 cups of water, soaked black peas and the chopped onion pressure cooker. Cook until 4-5 whistles.

  • Allow pressure to come down naturally.

  • Drain peas well.

  • Blend everything in a mixture.

  • Drizzle in warm water and oil in between.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top it with some chopped parsley and serve it with toasted bread.

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