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EmilyC
EmilyC

Alon Shaya's hummus with fried curried cauliflower, caramelized onions, and homemade pita that my husband made on the Big Green Egg. So, so good. #cookingproject

Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs
How did the hummus stack up?
EmilyC
EmilyC
I may like Shaya's version better! It calls for equal parts lemon juice and tahini (1/2 cup of each), and the garlic is simmered along with the chickpeas, which nicely mellows it. But, I did have to steal the Ottolenghi trick of thinning the hummus with cold water to get a smooth purée. (They both use the 'genius' trick of cooking the chickpeas with baking soda.) The real star, though, is the curried fried cauliflower and onions that you pile on top!
Gemma
Gemma
Not sure which part of this had me most excited. Homemade pita? Or the curried cauliflower? Swoon
EmilyC
EmilyC
The curried cauliflower is so good with the hummus. I found the recipe for it in a grocery store magazine (Rouse's) in New Orleans but you can find it online as well. Definitely worth trying!