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Halabessa - spicy hummus drink

A winter drink that is going to warm and fill you up as well.
Author: Amira


  • 1 cup of dry chickpeas - always preferable to use the dry.
  • 1 medium tomato- quartered.
  • 1 medium yellow onion- quartered.
  • 2 garlic cloves- whole.
  • 1/2 c tomato sauce or 2 Tbs tomato paste.

Spices to serve with

  • Salt ground cumin, chili powder and limes.


  • Wash chickpeas and soak in water at least for 3 hours, changing the water once or twice.
  • Drain the water then put the chickpeas into a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium, and simmer the chickpeas for 20 minutes, skimming the foam every now and then.
  • Add onion, tomato, garlic and tomato sauce and keep simmering the chickpeas until it is done, will take about an hour.
  • *Serve hot with spices on the side.


* Everyone should adjust the spices according to their taste.