Hummus with Pita chips


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.It is a very popular dish in Middle east.Hummus is high in iron and vitamin C .As an appetizer and dip, hummus is scooped with flatbread, such as pita. It is also served as  an accompaniment to falafel, grilled chicken, fish or eggplant. Garnishes include chopped tomato, cucumber, coriander, parsley, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, whole chickpeas, olive oil, hard-boiled eggs, etc..


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

4 tbsp Olive oil.

10 cloves of Garlic.

5 tbsp Sesame seeds.(Dry roasted and cooled)

1 tsp Lemon juice.

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.


In a blender mix together chickpeas,sesame seeds,garlic,salt,olive oil, lemon juice andthe 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,sprinkle some chilli powder,garnish with chopped corriander leaves and serve with Pita Chips.

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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