Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Hummus is a very tasty dip from Middle-East. The word 'Hummus' means 'chickpeas' in Arabic.  This is generally served with Pita bread. I love this even with chips.

Ingredients :

For the Tahini paste
1/4 cup Sesame seeds 
1/2 lemon juice
1 tspn garlic paste (or chopped garlic)
2 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste

For Hummus :
1 cup Chickpeas (Kabuli Chana)
1 tbspn garlic paste
1/2 lemon juice
2 tbspns Tahini Paste
Salt to taste
2 tbspns Olive oil
2 tbspns Curd

For Garnishing :
Red Chilly powder / Paprika / Chilly flakes
Olive Oil
Fresh Corriander Leaves / Parsley

Method :

To make Tahini paste
Dry roast the sesame seeds on a griddle for 2-3 minutes. Allow it to cool. Then add all the remaining ingredients and blend it in a mixer to  smooth paste.

To make Hummus :
Soak the chickpeas for 8-10 hours. Add a pinch of soda-bicarb to the water while soaking. Once soaked, rinse the water and boil chickpeas in fresh water till they are soft.

Transfer it into a bowl. Add garlic paste, lemon juice, Tahini paste, salt to taste, olive oil and curd. Blend it into a smooth paste. Add some warm water to facilitate smooth blending, if required. After blending, transfer it into a serving bowl. Sprinkle some red chilly powder or Paprika or chilly flakes over it. Then drizzle some olive oil over it. Lastly garnish it with fresh corriander leaf. 

Notes :

1. To make Hummus more creamier, the peels of chickpeas should be removed.
2. The process of blending should be done when the chickpeas are warm.
3. Baking soda may also be added to the water while boiling chickpeas.

Stepwise Pictures :

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  1. Hi! Love the hummus and pita wraps any time. The hummus looks perfectly made and I liked the tips you have given for a creamier version.



  2. love hummus with almost everything. I generallt pour a lot of chickpea boiling water to it. your look divine.

  3. looks authentic.....my hubby loves hummus...its been long since i made hummus... shud make it soon :)

  4. Nice tasty and detectable hummus !!

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  6. wow...
    looks perfect,bookmarked it :)

  7. Hummus looks inviting. Thanks for the recipe for the Tahini paste,
    Love Ash.

  8. Perfectly made and love it with pita bread. Thx for linking to the event.

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  9. Well done, super tempting hummus..

  10. I'm not a hummus fan, but this looks good. Infact the making reminded me of Maharashtrian "Zunka".

    Hope you can get to post the authentic recipe of Zunka soon!

  11. with fresh tahini and chickpeas I am sure it must taste very delicious, looks v tasty.

  12. Wow,,hummus looks yummy...I never tried this at home,,,,it seems interesting,,,must try once...

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  13. 1/2 Lemon juice ?? Does that actually mean cup, teaspoon ,tablespoons or actually 1/2 lemon to be exact???

  14. 1/2 Lemon juice ?? Does that actually mean cup, teaspoon ,tablespoons or actually 1/2 lemon to be exact???

    1. Hi Shirley, Thanks for visiting my blog. 1/2 lemon here indicates juice of 1/2 medium sized lemon. Alternatively you may take it as approx. one tablespoon of lemon juice. (The sourness may be adjusted as per your taste.


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