To prepare hummus, place the chick peas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, ice cubes, and salt in the base of a food processor. Blend until completely smooth.
Transfer to a shallow plate and smoothen out the hummus with the back of your spoon in a round form towards the outside to create a ring on the edge, leaving a shallow center for the beef. Refrigerate while you cook the beef.
To make the spiced beef mixture, mince the beef into very small pieces. Dice the onion thinly and set aside.
In a 12 inch non-stick skillet, heat the onion and add the onions. Cook until caramelized. Add the beef and sauté for about 5 minutes, until the water cooks out and the beef gets a golden color. Next add the salt, paprika, and 7 spice. Mix together and cook for another 2 minutes.
Toss the toasted pine nuts into the skillet and remove from heat. Let the beef mixture cool for about 5 minutes then scoop the beef into the middle of the hummus plate.
Garnish with tomatoes and chopped parsley. Serve with warm pita bread or french fries.
If you are going for a smoother texture, peel the chickpeas.
Use good quality tahini. Tahini paste is a key ingredient in an authentic hummus recipe.
For fluffy hummus, add ice cube while blending! Ice cubes help in whipping the hummus into a creamier texture.
You can add a tiny bit of hot water through the opener of the food processor as blending the hummus. This helps continue to smooth the hummus even more until it's utterly creamy.
To tame its pungency, allow minced garlic to sit in a little bit of lemon juice for a few minutes.
Garnish with parsley and chopped tomatoes.
If you cannot find beef fillet you could also use any stew meat.