Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

Left over chapatis and don’t know what to do with them? Have them with this dip rich in proteins and good fats and get an appealing look by adding beetroots that are a good source of fiber.

 

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2

 Beetroot Hummus

Ingredients:

For Beetroot hummus:

200 gms beetroot, roasted and peeled

1 cup chickpeas, boiled till fork tender

8 nos. garlic cloves

4 tbsp sesame seeds

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 tbsp lemon juice

Salt as required

½ tsp roasted cumin powder

½ tsp chili powder

 

For crisp whole wheat chapatti:

Whole wheat chapatis

 

Instructions

For beetroot hummus

  1. In a grinder, transfer all ingredients for the hummus retaining 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp chickpeas for garnish.
  2. Grind it all into a smooth and fine paste, without using water.
  3. Transfer into bowls and garnish with reserved olive oil and chickpeas
  4. Chill till further use.

 

For crisp whole wheat chapatti

  1. Heat a pan.
  2. Using a dry cloth, dry roast chapati by pressing them till they turn golden brown and crisp.
  3. Serve at room temperature with chilled hummus.

 

Nutritional content per serving

Protein (g)Fat (g)Total Fibre (g)Carbohydrates (g)Calcium (mg)Iron (mg)Energy (kCal)
820735904381

 

Myth buster

Myth: Beetroot is a source of iron

Fact: Beetroot is not a rich source of iron. 100 g of beetroot has 0.7mg of iron which does not make it a good source of iron. Good sources of iron are garden cress seeds, bajra, ragi, red chana, rajma and non veg foods.

 

Did you know?

Vitamin C helps in Iron absorption

Vitamin C rich food like lemon should be consumed with iron rich sources to increase iron absorption.

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