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Frijole Mole (Chickpea Spread)

>> September 28, 2010

Out of the various addictions i have, reading lifestyle articles is one among them. As you might know nowadays, the newspapers goes beyond reporting news: there is a lifestyle section that includes everything from music, movies, fitness and of course food. 

Frijolemole is adapted from a recipe I found in the newspaper which I would call  is a cousin of hummus. The basic recipe is boiled chickpeas ground to a coarse paste while all the seasoning that goes into the making  is completely different. The seasoning gives an extra freshness to the frijolemole that can be used as a dip or a spread in chapati's, tacos or tortilla wraps.

the recipe

Chickpeas / White Garbanzo beans - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste

Oil - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 3 cloves
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp or slightly more ( as per taste)


spring onion with greens - 2
green chillies, de-seeded & finely chopped - 2
tomato, blanched, peeled & chopped - 1
Tobasco sauce or chilly sauce - 1 tbsp ( I used chilly sauce)
coriander leaves, chopped - 1 tbsp
sour cream or hung yogurt  (optional )- 1 tbsp ( i did not use them 'coz  i felt the combination of sauce and yogurt wouldn't suit our palate)

the method

Soak the chickpeas overnight and boil it with salt. Reserve the liquid from the boiled chickpeas. 

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic till light brown. Turn off heat.

In a blender, place the boiled chickpeas, lemon juice and the sautéed onion and garlic along with the oil. Grind it to a coarse paste. Add the reserved liquid if the mix is too thick. Place the ground mixture in a bowl and add all the seasonings. Mix well. Use it as mentioned above.


Kairali sisters September 28, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

That is a super delicious dip you have up there roshan..Love to have some chips right away...

aipi September 28, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

This definitely sounds like cousin of hummus..the recipe sounds awesome n the dip looks yummy..I adore hummus..so bookmarking it too :)
Thanks a lot for linking to Bookmarked recipes!

US Masala

Sushma Mallya September 28, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

Nice recipe for a dip,loved the seasoning...

Fuat Gencal September 28, 2010 at 12:13 PM  

Çok güzel, çok leziz görünüyor. Ellerinize sağlık.


Priya September 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

Sounds like hummus, interesting spread..

Hamaree Rasoi September 28, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

Thanks for sharing this dip...something new to learn...

Hamaree Rasoi

Suja Sugathan September 28, 2010 at 6:33 PM  

Recipe sounds awesome..delicious dip

Sangi September 28, 2010 at 6:43 PM  

Healthy n delicious spread!!!yum

Roshan September 28, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

thank you all for the encouraging words....

Satya September 28, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

wonderful dip ..sounds like hummus ..yummy


kothiyavunu.com September 29, 2010 at 12:31 AM  

wonderful spread..I can feel the great taste just by reading..thx for stopping by kothiyavunu and for ur kind words.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal September 29, 2010 at 1:53 AM  

that is a wonderful dip. thanks for linking it to my event.

Aparna S Mallya September 29, 2010 at 4:27 AM  

Great dip! Would luv to have it with pita bread.

Torviewtoronto September 29, 2010 at 5:11 AM  

I make hummus like this without tahini delicious

Yummy Team September 29, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

Never heard of this dip before...Looks yum!! Thanks for sharing, Roshan..Btw thanks for your comments in our space..

Now Serving December 14, 2010 at 3:53 AM  

Wow, that looks immensely appetizing - first time on your blog! Love Hummus!

Priyanka January 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM  

Wow...thats a wonderful dip....it will be great with appetizers.. :)

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