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Old 17.02.2009, 07:33
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I like to make my own hummus but I have two problems doing so here. One, I don't like using dry chickpeas and have not been able to find canned ones here. Anyone seen them around? I have tried Aggarwals and a couple of Turkish stores; nuttin.
Two, the tahini sold here leaves something to be desired. I suspect it's easy to make your own but I haven't been able to find a recipe for it. Does any one here have one?
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Old 17.02.2009, 08:01
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I like to make my own hummus but I have two problems doing so here. One, I don't like using dry chickpeas and have not been able to find canned ones here. Anyone seen them around? I have tried Aggarwals and a couple of Turkish stores; nuttin.
Two, the tahini sold here leaves something to be desired. I suspect it's easy to make your own but I haven't been able to find a recipe for it. Does any one here have one?
Thanks!
You can get canned chickpeas in Migros, Coop and Manor.

Don't know the recipe for tahini but a google search might just get you the right one. You can also try Youtube videos where they show how to make a particular recipe.
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Old 17.02.2009, 08:13
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Chickpease are called KICHERERBSEN in german you can get canned ones in all the major supermarkets.

As for tahini, I quite like the big glass jar one ( i think it's of coop) when i make my own Hummus and spruce the pureed chickpeas & Tahini up with a few more drops of sesame oil to make it taste nuttier,but then i add heaps of chili too so i am not making an original version

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Re: Hummus

I was able to find a nice Tahini in Globus delicatessen. They don't have everyday, though.
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Re: Hummus

Oh I love this stuff too.
And when I really want it to have that right flavor I go see my dear friend who runs a little place here in NE doing the most delicious pita falafel and ask him to put some hummus in a plastic cup for me to take home
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Re: Hummus

You can find both canned chick peas and decent (not good but decent) quality Tahini in Jelmoli or Globus food marts.
However, I have had trouble finding good quality, thin pita bread to go with my homemade hummus.
Enjoy!
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You can find both canned chick peas and decent (not good but decent) quality Tahini in Jelmoli or Globus food marts.
However, I have had trouble finding good quality, thin pita bread to go with my homemade hummus.
Enjoy!
There's a little arabic supermarket on the other side of the street from Seebach tram stop. They sell thin pita bread, hommus, merguez(sp?) etc.
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Re: Hummus

Yummie - love hummus!!

I've bought Tahini (the green jar from al wadi) at COOP/Pfauen here in Basel.
So if you have a COOP nearby that has a "large"/largish exotic food section, you might be lucky :-)

A quick search I found this recipe for tahini on another web-site - (but I put in a disclaimer... I have not tried it and can't say if it is any good):

Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste) Recipe
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup tepid water
Blend sesame seeds in a blender and grind until smooth. Add sesame oil, salt, and then slowly add 1/4 cup of water while blending. Blend until completely smooth.
Yield: 1/2 cup
Note: Sesame seeds turn rancid quickly, so make certain yours are fresh. Be sure to store them away from light and heat and use quickly.
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Re: Hummus

I think the Tahini from the Health Food Shop in the Main Train Station is quite nice...
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Re: Hummus

I get chickpeas from Migros or Manor, you can find it everywhere. I buy Tahini in a local health food store, it is quite nice. I keep the tahini low though in hummus, so it wouldn't be too bitter.

This is a recipe I have used a ton http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Hummus-III/Detail.aspx and it works pretty well. I do not put too much garlic in it since we want to be able to taste the chickpeas, but I add a bit more lemmon juice and a bit more reserved liquid from the chickpeas can to make it less sticky.

I also throw some tabasco in it, or cummin and spoon a bit of extra olive oil on top in a serving plate. Aside of paprika and parsley on top, fresh cut up corriander leaves are also very nice. Zingy.

It is very nice with pita but we have also scooped it with tortillas, it was even better. It makes a fantastic appetizer and is a crowd pleaser at parties.
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Re: Hummus

sigh, i don't know what wrong with me but i am off to coop rennweg today to find the canned chickpeas! I've only ever seen lentils and white beans and kidney beans in the bean section so...keep my fingers crossed!
Big up to the person who posted the tahini recipe!
It's been proposed on another list before but I will reiterate it here, we should have a hummus contest. Maybe this summer at the lake
Thanks for all your help guys!
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