Classic Hummus

Hummus is a dip / spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice and garlic. It is popular in the middle east.

I have tried the basic version of Hummus which can be used as a side for bread, salads and burritos.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Soaking time – Overnight
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 10 mins
  • Cooked chickpea – 1.5 cups
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, roughly chopped
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Water – as required
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
Tahini Sauce
  • While sesame seeds – 1/4 cup
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – a pinch


  • Soak the chickpea overnight and cook it for 4 whistles in a cooker.
  • To prepare the Tahini sauce, dry roast the white sesame seeds.
  • In a blender, add the roasted sesame seeds, 2 tbsp oil and a pich of salt and blend it smooth. Keep the sauce aside.
  • In a blender, add the cooked chickpea and all other ingredients.
  • Add the tahini sauce.
  • Blend it by adding required water until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Garnish with roasted sesame seeds, a pinch of cumin powder and olive oil.

The yummy and healthy Hummus is ready !!! It can be had as a side to salads / burritos and can be served with bread too.

Key points

  • The cooked chickpea content is measured in this recipe.
  • This recipe is not spicy. Based on your spice levels, you can adjust the red chilli powder.

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