Hummus is a Middle Eastern and Arabic food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.

Hummus is high in iron and vitamin C.
it is usually garnished with live oil and chilli powder or some chickpeas also chopped tomato, cucumber, coriander, parsley, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, , hard-boiled eggs can be used.

Hummus is great as a spread on sandwiches or burgers or wraps (rolls). It is also served in a lebanese meze platter.. You could also have it as a dip with fried, roasted or steamed veggies.

Best is to have hummus with pita bread and falafel.

Today we are making plain hummus,many other variations can be made by just adding beetroot, parsley,avacado,roasted carrots,roasted bell peppers or blanched spinach.

While preparing hummus tahini is required. Tahini is a famous middle eastern spread made from sesame seeds and olive oil,same can easily be made at home or bought from market.If you don’t get it powder of roasted sesame seeds can be added instead.
I have also shared the recipe for beetroot hummus, click the link below to check.


2 cups of Chick pease( soaked overnight in 4 cups water and drained)

4 tbsp Olive oil.

10 cloves of Garlic.

2 tbsp Tahini.

1 tsp Lemon juice.

1 tsp Cummin seeds.

Salt to taste.

Pinch of chilli powder.

1 tbsp chopped Corrinader leaves.


Soak the chick peas (Kabuli chana) overnight.In a pressure cooker,cook with sufficient water upto 5 whistles.


Drain and let cool, preserve the water.


In a blender mix together chickpeas,tahini,garlic,salt,Cummin seeds,3 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice and the strained water.

Blend well till a smooth paste is obtained.If mixture is too thick add 2 to 3 tbsp of water and blend well.

Remove this hummus in a serving bowl,top up with remaining olive oil sprinkle some chilli powder and garnish garnish with chopped corriander leaves.

Serve with Pita Chips or falafel.

To make Pita chips: Pita bread is a type of flat bread easily available in market.Heat little oilve oil on a griddle and roast pita bread till light brown spots appear on both the sides.Remove and cut diagonally in 8 pieces.Serve with hummus.

Happy Cooking !!!


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