Caramelised red onion houmous! Just a quickie today (ooh I say) but y’see, we’ve got shit to do. We’ve got a tasty recipe for an Indian spiced caramelised red onion houmous! below which’ll tickle your tastebuds and maybe a bit more if you’re lucky. We’ve been busy little bees today cooking all sorts of recipes which will start to filter through over the next couple of days – and they’re all absolute corkers. Seriously, clear your diary and your fridge, send your husband away, pack the kids off somewhere – you won’t want to share them.
Isn’t it a pain though doing anything on a Sunday? All I wanted to do today was sleep until lunchtime and then pray that How Clean Is Your House was recommissioned during the night and their first task was my house. But of course it wasn’t to be so from 10am I just had James poking his head around the bedroom door every 9 minutes, whinging at me to get out of bed like some sort of mincing, squealing snooze button.
So once all the necessaries were done it was on to cooking. We’d already written a list of everything we needed and were sure we’d got them all but of course there’s always one pissing things that missing, meaning you’ve gotta swoosh out the door to go on the hunt for some obscure spice before everything closes. And then you’ve gotta deal with Sunday drivers clogging up every dual carriageway going at 30 miles an hour. It’s like the Gauntlet from Gladiators but instead of hunks in lycra you’ve got piss-stained Daewoo Matiz’s.
And there’s fuck all on telly.
But anyway, that feels better. Here’s a nice snack to help cool you down.
to make Indian spiced caramelised red onion houmous you will need:
- 1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (you can use the liquid to make our Peppermint Meringues!)
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp cumin seeds (or ½ tsp ground)
- 1 tsp coriander seeds (or ¾ tsp ground coriander)
- ½ tsp fennel seeds
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 tsp sesame oil (2½ syns)
top tips to make Indian spiced caramelised red onion houmous:
- you can use ground cumin and coriander instead of seeds if you like, but you’ll get more flavour out of the seeds
- we used a mandoline slicer to slice our onions and it does the job in seconds. Use the guard!
- a NutriBullet does the job perfectly for nice, smooth houmous! Get yours here!
to make Indian spiced caramelised red onion houmous, you should:
- spray a large frying pan with a bit of oil and plonk over a medium-high heat
- add the sliced onion and cook until lightly browned – keep some aside to put on top later to make it look fancy
- remove from the heat and set aside
- add the cumin, coriander and fennel seeds into another pan and toast for a couple of minutes over a low heat, then grind into a powder using a pestle and mortar (if you’re using ground stuff you can leave this step)
- then, chuck all the ingredients together into a food processor and blitz until smooth
Love houmous? So do we! Check out some of our other recipes below:
- lemon and garlic houmous
- basil and parmesan houmous
- pickled red cabbage houmous
- paprika and sun-dried tomato houmous
- beetroot and mint houmous
- sweet potato houmous
- houmous coated chicken
- oaty breakfast omelette topped with houmous and ham