Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Chickpeas soup , chickpeas drink , Hummus elsham , Halabesa الحلبسه . حمص الشام

I really don’t know what can I call it exactly ! It’s chickpeas swimming in a delicious spiced soup. You enjoy eating the chickpeas as much as you enjoy drinking its soup. It’s one of the few official winter drinks that are sold in every corner in Egypt specially Cafes , clubs , street carts & of course in every house !
It’s so easy to make , you can add your favourite spices to it , and enjoy your personal taste .
It’s made of dried chickpeas that you have to soak overnight in water ,so as to make it easier in digestion & to take less cooking time. I personally use the precooked chickpeas sold in cans & the outcome is always the same ! using the ready made chickpeas in cans makes it ready in nearly 15 minutes. Just boil in water with tomatoes, onion, garlic, spices and it’s done !

This recipe was featured in my beautiful freind Nisreen's website .
Here’s the very easy recipe that kids too love .

Ingredients (4-6 persons)

1 can of Chickpeas (500 grams drained weight )
1 liter water
2 Tablespoons Tomato paste (or more according to taste)
1 Onion (finely chopped)
2-3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
1 Teaspoon Cumin
Juice from 2 Lemons (more or less according to taste )
Salt according to taste

Optional: Hot chilly pepper powder

Preparation :

Drain the chickpeas & wash them and add them to a pot filled with the liter of water over high heat.
Add the finely chopped Onion & garlic , and add the Tomato paste and salt & leave to simmer for 10 minutes .
Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice & Cumin powder (and chilly powder) & more salt if needed .
Serve in glass cups & add more lemon juice or cumin to each cup if needed.

Hope you’ve enjoyed those two very easy Egyptian recipes & hope that you can try them ,simply to enjoy their delicious taste

الحلبسه . حمص الشام

المكونات :

٥٠٠ جم صافي حمص مسلوق 
١ لتر ماء ( أو أكثر )
ملعقه كبيره (أو إثنان )  صلصه طماطم
بصلة مقاطعه مكعبات صغيره 
فصين ثوم مفرومين
عصير لمونتين
ملح و كمون 
شطه (إختياري)

الطريقه :

أنا باستخدم حمص معلب مسلوق ، من الممكن إستخدم حمص ناشف و نقعه ١٢ ساعه تقريبا ثم سلقه حوالي ٥٠ دقيقه ، لكن أنا ديما بحب الحاجات السريعه و ديما بنقرر فجأه  اننا نعمل حمص الشام ، و أنا جربت سلق الحمص و جربت المعلب و النتيجه واحده ،عشان كدة بحب الأسهل و الأسرع .
نضع الحمص المصفى والمغسول في حاله على النار و نضع الماء ، الصلصه ، البصل والثوم ، و نتركه يغلي ١٠-١٥ دقيقه .
نطفي النار و نزود اللمون والملح والكمون ، و نسيبه يتشرب النكهات حوالي ٥ دقائق و نغرفه و بالهنا والشفا :)  

Enough with shooting , now it's our time to eat!