Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Red Kidney Beans Hummus: Beans Hummus: Summer Dip: 5 Minute Hummus

Good news! Summer is here and let’s pretend it’s going to be this nice for the whole year. Bring on some chilled cocktails, cold pasta salads and sandwiches. Are you gearing up for a beach bath, or having a BBQ in the park? Spending some me-time with a book or just watching a movie at home? Whatever it is, you guys have to bring in some colours, some happiness in form of Corkers. When the postman delivered this huge box of crisps at my door steps, the colours just brightened up my mood. Pink, purple, orange, blue, green all packed with crunchy crisps and flavours. 

What makes Corkers crisps so special is the fact they are made from delicious Naturalo potatoes, grown in the black, peaty fenland soil of Cambridgeshire, which give the crisps a unique crunch and makes them perfect for frying.  Not only are the potatoes grown on the family farm but it’s also here that they are hand-cooked to perfection.

You can pick your packet from seven bold British flavours, each featuring top quality, all-natural ingredients and cooked in fresh sunflower oil:
  • Pork Sausage and English Mustard – Expect the delicious flavours of barbecued British bangers finished with a hint of Old English Mustard
  • Red Leicester and Caramelised Onion – A winning combination of slow roasted onion and rich creamy red Leicester cheese
  • Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar – Made using the finest English cider which is sweet in taste with a hint of zest, these crisps will make your mouth water with every crunch
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper – Sure to warm your pallet, these Gold Taste Award winning crisps are made from sweet and hot peppers
  • Duck and Hoisin Sauce - A partnership of two British greats, both the duck and the Naturalo potato, hail from the Corkers family farm.

I opened the packet of my favourite Sweet Thai Chilli crisps and the aroma was too tempting. Spiked with sweet chilli and herds; perfect crunch-you would only want more and more. Sea Salt flavour chips are simple and yet so elegant. Indeed it has won them great taste golden award. Fried to perfection, seasoned just right and the crunch is bang on. What else you would want in a crisp? Why not crush these crisps and add some crunch on your boring salads or pastas. Or escort them as a side with burgers, patties or any snack. Dive right in; Corkers Crisps are great for picnics, barbecues, potlucks, parties, and more! I am yet to try all the packets, but you can click here to check all delicious flavours.

Dips that would go with these crisps are:

Or like me, add Mediterranean flair to your summer menu. Pair with it hummus. Not chickpeas hummus (so yesterday!) but Red Kidney Beans Hummus: a.k.a rajma. A deep earthy flavoured hummus. Burnt garlic, green chillies, coriander leaves, ton of olive oil and lime juice- all blended into a velvety creamy dip. This will get ready in 5 minutes if you are using canned beans. Loaded with goodness of proteins, healthy fats and vitamin C. Pop open a beer or a drink, bag of crisp, this dip and enjoy summers.

1 can or 400 grams Red Kidney Beans/Rajma
2 cloves garlic
1 green chilli
5 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water

Wash and drain the red kidney beans. Strain and keep aside.
Roast garlic on open fire. Peel the skin and keep aside.
In a food processor or grinder, grind everything together till you get creamy dip.

If using raw beans, soak it overnight in water. Next day drain the water and boil in the open pan or pressure cooker till it becomes soft.
You can use cumin powder as well (jeera powder) in the recipe.
Coriander leaves can be substituted with parsley leaves.
You have to use a good quality olive oil for a nice texture. I recommend Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Serving suggestions:
Serve with cucumber or carrot sticks.
Pair with bread, crackers, nachos or chips.
Use as a spread for sandwiches or pita pockets.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or told to write positive review. The post is based on my experience and is unbiased. Thanking Corkers Crisps and SpringPr for sending crisps for review.


  1. That is such a lovely idea... would love to try with rajma soon... :)

  2. flavourful healthy dip to enjoy the fried items

  3. Can I call this extravaganza? Loved those different flavours and of course your super easy dip. Good show.

  4. Ahh this is perfect hummus recipe. L:ove the dip. Really amazing !!

  5. I don't think I have ever made a dip.. except for guacamole. This looks even better. And only 5 minutes?? I am in heaven!!

  6. Looks so tempting, lovely clicks

  7. Too delicious dip.What a wonderful thought shweta..Thanks for complimenting my pictures always.

  8. I have never tried a hummus with kidney beans,interesting one..yumm for summers!

  9. Yeah kidney beans hummus....love the roasted garlic!! Love to have this.....yummy n healthy!!

  10. Ummmm, what an awesome looking hummus! Loved all the heavenly flavors! Loved that beautiful bowl too! :)

  11. Love this hummus, I have never had a red kidney one. I bet it tasted awesome with those chips!

  12. Love this hummus, Shweta! Looks very well made and with chips... yumm!

  13. Loved those corker flavours... we dont get them here... but the hummus would taste great with any chips... drooling

  14. I love humus..... And this is very innovative....


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