Hummus Sham (Halabisa - Chickpea soup/drink)

Hummus Sham (Halabisa - Chickpea soup/drink)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 81.4
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 662.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g

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Introduction

This is a very popular drink/soup in Egypt.
You can even find hummas stands on the streets and it tastes delicious! :).
You can have it as soup but it's really drunken with a straw and/or spoon from a cup :).
This is a very popular drink/soup in Egypt.
You can even find hummas stands on the streets and it tastes delicious! :).
You can have it as soup but it's really drunken with a straw and/or spoon from a cup :).

Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    500 grams of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) (or canned, but fresh tastes better)
    Garlic, 5 cloves
    1 medium onion
    Lemon Juice, 50 mL
    3 medium tomatoes
    Tomato Paste, 0.2 cup
    Lemon juice, 100 mL
    1-2 tbsp cummin (key ingredient!)
    Salt, 2 tsp

Directions

Soak half a kilo (500 grams) of chickpeas overnight in water (three inches above).

Drain the water when it's done soaking and put it in a decent sized pan. Then add about 1 litre and a half or water or so that it's 3-4 inches above chickpeas.

Bring the beans to a boil and leave it like that for about 30 minutes, then add more water if its not all the way done then cover it and let it simmer on low heat. It's done when there's no or little white color in the middle of the chickpea (take one out and slice it in half).

When the chickpeas are done or even half done, add the diced tomatoes, paste, minced garlic, chopped onion, salt, cumin and lemon juice.

Serve in a cup with one part chickpeas and 2 parts soup.

Add some red hot pepper (dried) if you want a little spice in your hummus drink :). Enjoy!


This amount should last you a couple of days (depending on how many people are drinking this!). It tastes even better the next day when warmed up (best when hottt).

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MADDIETHEHIJABI.

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