Now you can Subscribe to The Unclichéd on Email

Submit your Email

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Hummus By Yummus!

Hummus, Yummus, Carrot Hummus, Bell-Pepper Hummus, Spinach Hummus, Beetroot Hummus, Roasted
Some pronounce it 'Hommos', others a more guttural 'khamas', be that it may, the opinion is unanimous when it comes to the deliciousness of this middle-eastern delight. Origin stories are aplenty, but it is safe to say that the origin is Middle-Eastern, given that Hummus means 'Chickpeas' in Arabic. Basic Hummus recipe calls for just chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and olive oil. The rest as you know is History. This is a review of the Hummus variations that are made by Yummus.

In the Indian Market, there are not many ready-made Hummus options, and even fewer focus on the health aspect. The best part about the hummus made by Yummus is that they are free of preservatives and baking soda(and thus, a low shelf life).

Hummus, Yummus, Carrot Hummus, Bell-Pepper Hummus, Spinach Hummus, Beetroot Hummus, Roasted

Here are the 4 variations I tried. All 4 variants were smooth, creamy and had none of that excess olive-oil dripping through which I liked,

1. Spinach Hummus: Spinach is generally not everyone's favorite veggie, and to add it in Hummus might not seem the best idea. However, the beautiful richness of blended chickpeas is the perfect foil to the rich,earthy taste of spinach. It was seasoned with mixed herbs and this is a very unique and healthy twist to the traditional hummus.

2. Carrot Hummus: A beautiful orange hummus variation, this hummus brings out the sweetness of the carrots beautifully, without ruining the whole hummus experience. I can see this being devoured as a breakfast spread

3. Beetroot Hummus: The colour of this hummus needs to be seen to be believed. A lovely lavender colour with a zing of lemon and the earthiness of the beetroot mellowed out, this is among my fav. variants of the the four.

4. Roasted Bell-Pepper Hummus: Hands down,my favorite of the lot. Who would have thought that the humble 'capsicum' will result in such a delightful hummus variant. Tangy, Smoky and Luxuriant, I could have this with any meal of the day.

Verdict: A lot of ready-made Hummus I have tried tend to over-complicate recipes or add so much of artificial flavouring/preservatives that the hummus loses its originality. Hummus from Yummus is as close as it gets to an all-natural and home-made hummus. Highly recommended!

P.S.:You can order Hummus from Yummus by logging onto their website or DM them on their Instagram handle, Yummus.In. They require at least 18 Hours of advance notice since all batches are freshly made. All variants are priced at INR 225 for 200 grams.

Abhishek Chatterji / Author & Editor

A Grammar Nazi. Suave, Savvy, Geeky. Calm,Impatient,Versatile. Ductile, Malleable yet Brittle beyond a point. A true-blue Gemini!