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Making my own..........?

loubie_lou Posts: 1,368 Forumite
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edited 29 August 2023 at 4:41PM in Old style MoneySaving
First time poster on this board! Was wondering if anyone can tell me how they make their own:
  • Homous (sp!)
  • Stir Fry Sauce
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  • SueRob_2
    SueRob_2 Posts: 153 Forumite
    Hoummus is cooked chickpeas, tahini sauce, garlic & a squeeze of lemon all mashed up together.
    I don't do muck stir fry, but soy sauce is good.
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  • Alison_B
    Alison_B Posts: 2,124 Forumite
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    Hummus (serves 8)

    Two 400 g (14 oz) cans chick peas, drained
    Juice of 2 large lemons
    150 ml (1/2 pint) light tahini paste
    60 ml (4 tbsp) olive oil
    2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
    Salt and pepper

    Put the chick peas in a blender or food processor with the lemon juice and work to a smooth puree.

    Add the tahini paste, all but 10 ml (2 tsp) of the oil, the garlic and seasoning. Blend until smooth.

    Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with the reserved oil.
  • Red_Elle
    Red_Elle Posts: 476 Forumite
    For Hummous I generally would take a cup of canned chickpeas and mashed it down with a fork till it's reasonably thick consistency. Then add lemon juice, tahini, garlic to taste. (tbsp tahini, juice of half lemon, 3 cloves garlic is what I use) That's generally the basis for Hummous.

    However, to make it more interesting, I also add any combination of cumin, whole chickpeas, red peppers, tomatoes, loads of black pepper, chopped chilis.

    For stir fry sauce the possibilities are endless really. A nice one is soy sauce, sesame oil (can burn though), crushed garlic (can you tell I like garlic!), mixed crushed peppers and lemon juice. I know a lot of people will add hot chili sauce to that too, as it has a sticky texture. I sometimes add black strap mollases for the stickiness.

    Hope this helps.
  • loubie_lou
    loubie_lou Posts: 1,368 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    Thanks Everyone!

    Tired of forking out a quid a time at the shops for Houmous (love it so much!). Now I can make my own!

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  • jennet1
    jennet1 Posts: 199 Forumite
    For stir fry sauce I use:
    Fry garlic, ginger, chillies in the stir fry then add
    veg/chicken stock
    add to that a splash of soy sauce, a splash of thai fish sauce, chinese 5 spice powder if I have it
    and thicken it with small quantity of cornflour mixed in cold water
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