Hummus is a friendly and generous dish, ideal for sharing a moment of pleasure with your loved ones.

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Are you looking for a tasty, healthy, and easy-to-prepare dish? Do you enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, rich in flavors and colors? Then you’ll love hummus, a specialty made from chickpeas and tahini (sesame paste) found throughout the Middle East and beyond.

Hummus is a vegetarian dish suitable for all dietary preferences, including halal. It can be enjoyed with pita bread, raw vegetables, or falafels. It can also accompany grilled meats or kebabs. Hummus is a friendly and generous dish, perfect for sharing a moment of pleasure with your loved ones.

The word “hummus” comes from Arabic and means “chickpea.”

 It refers to both the main ingredient and the resulting dish. Hummus is a very ancient recipe that dates back to antiquity. Traces of its consumption can be found among the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It is also mentioned in the Bible and the Quran as a blessed and nourishing food. Hummus is part of the culinary culture of Levantine countries (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan), as well as Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and the Maghreb. Each region has its own way of preparing and seasoning it, with various spices, herbs, or toppings.

The recipe for hummus is simple and quick.

Just blend cooked chickpeas with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and a little water. This creates a creamy and smooth puree that can be seasoned to taste. For example, you can add cumin, paprika, chili, parsley, or coriander. Hummus can also be garnished with olive oil, sesame seeds, pine nuts, or olives. It can be stored in the refrigerator for several days and should be taken out a few minutes before serving.

To make a good hummus, there are a few tips to know.

First, choose quality chickpeas, either dried or canned. If you opt for dried chickpeas, soak them overnight in cold water with a teaspoon of baking soda. This helps soften them and aids in digestion. Then, cook them in a large pot of salted boiling water for about an hour, until tender.

Next, drain and peel the chickpeas, removing the skin that covers them. This will result in a smoother and softer hummus.

  • Tahini is an essential ingredient in hummus. It is a paste made from roasted and ground sesame seeds. It can be found in Oriental or organic stores. It needs to be well mixed before use as it tends to separate into two layers: a solid part at the bottom and a liquid part at the top. Tahini adds flavor and creaminess to hummus. Use enough to balance the acidity of the lemon and the bitterness of the garlic.
  • Lemon juice is another important element of hummus. It adds zest and freshness to the dish. Use fresh lemon juice rather than bottled. Adjust the quantity according to your taste, as some prefer hummus more or less acidic.
  • Garlic is an optional but recommended ingredient for hummus. It adds spiciness and character to the dish. Use one or two cloves of fresh garlic, crushed with a garlic press or a knife. Avoid garlic powder or granules as they do not have the same aroma.
  • Salt is essential to enhance the flavor of hummus. Add just enough to not overpower the other flavors.
  • Water is necessary to adjust the consistency of hummus. Gradually add water until you achieve the desired texture: thicker or thinner according to your preferences.

You now have all the keys to make a delicious homemade hummus! But if you don’t feel like cooking or if you want to discover other Mediterranean specialties, we invite you to come and enjoy hummus at Quantum Isoraka, one of the best restaurants to savor this dish in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Quantum Isoraka is a restaurant that combines tradition and modernity.

 It offers a diverse and refined cuisine inspired by Arab, Indian, and Malagasy cultures. Whether you’re a fan of kebabs, couscous, shawarma, or tajine, or if you prefer Indian cuisine with its curries, naans, and samosas, you will find something to satisfy your cravings at Quantum Isoraka.

Quantum Isoraka is also a friendly and unique place where you can enjoy a warm and festive atmosphere. You will be greeted by attentive staff who will guide you and ensure you have a pleasant time. You can also appreciate the talent of the chefs who prepare delicious and authentic dishes right in front of you. Additionally, you can relax at the lounge bar, where original cocktails and great music await you.

Quantum Isoraka can accommodate events such as weddings, baptisms, birthdays, and more. It has a basement room called “007” with a connected high-definition TV and internet, where you can organize private or professional meetings.

Don’t hesitate any longer! Contact us now at 038 03 888 03 or 038 03 888 04 to reserve your table or event space at Quantum Isoraka! You won’t regret it!

We hope to see you soon at Quantum Isoraka to taste our famous hummus! See you soon!

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