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Hope you all enjoyed my Virtual Mediterranean Feast. And many of them have asked this question whether I did everything in same day. Yeah but not in one stretch did some in between other works and had for the Dinner. Today I am posting the pita chips which I made from the leftover Pita and Hummus. So simple and you can play variety of flavors in it. But what I am posting is which I do regularly at home. Sure you all like this flavored Hummus. Give it a try if you have not tried it. You can use this flavored Hummus for bread spread also. It really tastes great with wonderful flavor and also so healthy. So here is the variation of chips and Dips with some Tips.

Hummus (Click here to see the Basic Hummus recipe) - 2 cup (Divide to 3 portions)

Coriander Hummus - Just add 1/4 cup chopped coriander to the one portion of Hummus and grind it to fine paste or coarsely according to your wish.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus- Broil one red pepper remove the outer skin and chop and add to Hummus grind to fine paste or coarsely.

Olive Hummus - You can use both black or green as per your wish just add 4 to Hummus and give it a blend.

Note :

1. If you are planning to do any one particular flavour Hummus before making basic hummus recipe just add those flavouring accordingly when you grind the boiled chick peas and other ingredients as mentioned in the basic method. Since I did with Leftover Hummus I am adding later to the basic recipe.
2. Other flavours which taste great for Hummus are roasted garlic, Mint.


Ingredients :

Pita- 2 cut to triangles and split them.(Use scissors)
Roasted cumin powder - 2 tsp
Chili powder - as required
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 2 pod crushed and chopped very finely or u can use garlic powder too.

Method :

1. Whisk the olive oil with other powders and salt.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
3. Brush the pitas with the oil mixture.
4. Bake it for 7 to 8 minutes. Just keep an eye. It should be lightly browned and crisp.
5. Enjoy with any dips.

Tips :

1. Other flavors u can do is whisk olive oil with salt, pepper and some Italian dried herbs.
2. Just sprinkle the cheddar cheese powder for cheese flavoured pita.
3. For onion flavor you can use onion powder, salt and pepper.

For healthier version Use whole wheat pita too. Perfect for munching. Please let me know if u gals have tried any !!!!!!!!!!!! Still I have many more to try and will update you if it comes out tasty.

chef and her kitchen  – (October 1, 2009 at 1:41 AM)  

ohh..Am I the first one to comment??
Those chips are dips are looking heavenly dear....Looks super and perfect for a week end evening..Loed theflaors u induced into the hummus..I do prepare basil,garlic,olive flavored ons..

Sushma Mallya  – (October 1, 2009 at 5:40 AM)  

wow Pita chips is such a new dish and looks so delicious...lovely presentation as well...

Shabs..  – (October 1, 2009 at 5:51 AM)  

Wooow....I just loved that hummus variation and the pitta bread chips as well...if i had known it few days earlier, i wud have used up th epitta, which had been binned!!!...
Bookmarking this one....will make it when i have a med dinner....Thanks alot dear for this wonderful recipe:)

Palidor  – (October 1, 2009 at 6:06 AM)  

Mmm, they all look yummy! My favorite is the red pepper hummus.

Aps Kitchen  – (October 1, 2009 at 6:50 AM)  

U rock U rock Dear!!!!! This luks really yum nd huh we r nthing when compared to ur presentation :). Luks so Yum

Abhilash  – (October 1, 2009 at 6:54 AM)  

HUMMUS... sounds like a egyptian dish :)

The chips looks crisp and good ... how to compare them...

mm... ok better than uncle chips.


Hey! one confusion... why the name hummus, whats the meaning of it ?

Parita  – (October 1, 2009 at 6:57 AM)  

Everything looks so yummmmy pavithra, love the hummus variations, bell pepper one is my fav :)

Simply Spices  – (October 1, 2009 at 7:20 AM)  

our fav. snack is pita chips with hummus. But I used to buy those from costco. Yet to try your recipes ..

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (October 1, 2009 at 8:01 AM)  

looks wonderful ... So many flavors of hummus ? Wow ! I love the original one so much that I doubt any will be left over...
Great presentation as usual...

chakhlere  – (October 1, 2009 at 8:25 AM)  

OMG!! I love those Pita chips!! It looks yummy!!

I make Hummus with roasted red pepper and olives. Corriander hummus is new to me... Looks nice but. LOve all three colors

Unknown  – (October 1, 2009 at 8:33 AM)  

All the three hummus looks awesome..I am ready for some chips in there...nice ever

Vrinda  – (October 1, 2009 at 8:37 AM)  

Lov the crispy chips,would be great with hummus,nice clicks as usual..

Priya Suresh  – (October 1, 2009 at 8:43 AM)  

Those three gorgeous hummus looks delicious,pita chips looks too crisp.

Sarah Naveen  – (October 1, 2009 at 8:52 AM)  

they looks gorgeously yummy dear...nice presentation too

Preeti Kashyap  – (October 1, 2009 at 9:29 AM)  

great presentation! The healthy hummus and pita chips look great

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (October 1, 2009 at 9:43 AM)  

Wow not describable my dear..loss for words...excellent

Namitha  – (October 1, 2009 at 10:07 AM)  

very good presentation...looks delicious :-)

Sailaja Damodaran  – (October 1, 2009 at 10:20 AM)  

ur making me hungry.....iam yet to send my entry....

Menaga Sathia  – (October 1, 2009 at 10:26 AM)  

கலக்கலா இருக்கு பவித்ரா

Unknown  – (October 1, 2009 at 11:49 AM)  


Nithya  – (October 1, 2009 at 12:10 PM)  

Wow.. looks so yummy anni :) colorful

my kitchen  – (October 1, 2009 at 12:34 PM)  

Yummy chips & Colourful dips,looks delicious

kitchen queen  – (October 1, 2009 at 1:34 PM)  

the chips and dips look wonderful and delicious and healthy.

Raks  – (October 1, 2009 at 8:10 PM)  

Its very new to me,sounds and looks great!

Padma  – (October 1, 2009 at 8:23 PM)  

Pita chips is a very dish Pavithra... looks crispy and yummy... nice try and hummus dip looks great and that too so many variations ....

Reeni  – (October 1, 2009 at 8:46 PM)  

I always make my hummus the same way. I love these different flavors!

Unknown  – (October 1, 2009 at 11:40 PM)  

I havent tried the roasted pepper hummus but I enjoy the store bought ones. I have tried making cumin hummus and jalapeno hummus. Do try them out Pavithra!

divya  – (October 2, 2009 at 8:00 AM)  

Its yummy..great presentation!

Urmi  – (October 2, 2009 at 9:20 AM)  

Chips and hummus looks so yummy and delicious that I feel like having it now. Beautiful and mouth watering pictures. Wonderful presentation.

Kanchan  – (October 2, 2009 at 10:32 AM)  

These dishes are quite new to me , will surely try one by one !

Anonymous –   – (October 2, 2009 at 11:23 AM)  

great dips for those crunchy chips.icely presented.

Malar Gandhi  – (October 2, 2009 at 4:27 PM)  

Thats a very good spread there, can I come over? just kidding...

All looks too good, hummus my fav' dip.

Kiran  – (October 2, 2009 at 5:08 PM)  

Lovely presentation as always, great variations to the basic as well. I also like adding small pieces of sundried tomatoes as well. I might try the pita chips for a quick alternative.

Anonymous –   – (October 2, 2009 at 7:36 PM)  

கண்களை பறிக்கிறது பவித்ரா..கண்டிப்பாக சேர்த்து பார்க்கிறேன்..



Lakshmi Navaneeth  – (October 3, 2009 at 1:15 AM)  

Wow Pavithra! You have a wonderful blog with a beautiful presentation.

Shama Nagarajan  – (October 3, 2009 at 3:48 AM)  

lovely delights.....please do participate in my first cooked food event in my blog

Rohini  – (October 3, 2009 at 4:45 AM)  

Lovely feast! This cuisine is entirely new to me.. Will try out soon!
BTW, pls collect your award from my blog dear! It's waiting!

Chitra  – (October 3, 2009 at 6:39 AM)  

wow, tat looks mouthwatering !!  – (October 3, 2009 at 11:19 PM)  

I love any chip and dip. Great presentation.

ST  – (October 4, 2009 at 12:58 AM)  

Looks so good, wish I could taste it!

Bergamot  – (October 4, 2009 at 8:06 PM)  

i love hummus and all these flavours are simply amazing... fantastic post

Anonymous –   – (October 4, 2009 at 11:16 PM)  

பவி உங்களுக்கு சிப்போடேல் சாஸ் இப்படி செய்வதென்று தெரியுமா ?



Madhavi  – (October 5, 2009 at 1:41 AM)  

OMG hummus looks delicious, mouth-watering entry :))

Pam  – (October 5, 2009 at 11:38 AM)  

What a great idea to make different flavors of hummus. I will be trying all three of them & the pita chips, the next time we have an appetizer dinner.

Raje  – (October 5, 2009 at 11:50 AM)  

Yumm! All the dips look gr8. Cant decide which one to try first...
You have some awards I like to share, pl collect

kitchen queen  – (October 6, 2009 at 12:13 AM)  

Hey! an award is waiting for u at my blog. Please collect it.

Shri  – (October 6, 2009 at 9:21 AM)  

I usually buy all the 3 flavors...Love all of them pavithra!And the pic looks real good!

Deepti  – (October 8, 2009 at 8:02 PM)  
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Unknown  – (April 15, 2010 at 8:37 PM)  

What a variation u've given...never ever thought of this....sure will try this variation!

Renata  – (February 10, 2011 at 7:27 PM)  

Pavithra, this is absolutely AMAZING!! I'll have to try these variations of hummus next time I make it! Also, the spicy pitas... I'm excited to try them!

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