Chickpea and Tamarind Dip (Hummus Bi Tamar Hindi)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by UmmBinat

African cuisines are on the top in making delectable and unique tamarind recipes. Tamarind is native to Africa and grows wild throughout the Sudan were there is Arabian influence in their cuisine. This is also served in the Arabian Gulf as a meze. It has a very tasty flavour from the tart tamarind. Found on,

Top Review by COOKGIRl

I don't know what to say that other reviewers already have. I loved this version of hummus!
It wasn't overpowering of garlic (folks go overboard too many times with garlic in hummus in my opinion). A great balance of flavors: spicy, tangy. I used one can of Westbrae organic garbanzo beans and instead of water to thin the hummus the bean liquid was used. Westbrae's brand is not as high in sodium either yet I was careful not to add too much to the dip. Went really well with a standard dish I prepare when I don't know what to make for dinner: Recipe #140936 Reviewed for NA*ME tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients, except coriander or parsley and olive oil, in a food processor and process into a somewhat thick paste, adding a little water as necessary.
  2. Taste and adjust flavours to taste.
  3. Place on a serving platter and sprinkle with fresh coriander or chopped parsley and extra virgin olive oil just before serving.

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