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Homemade Hummus

11 Jun

Homemade Hummus.

Hummus is a dip made with garbanzo / chickpeas. Chickpeas are cooked and ground into paste with tahini and powdered spices. Tahini is prepared with roasting and grinding sesame seeds into paste. Hummus can be served with toasted pita bread or with any bread of your choice.
Makes: around 6 Servings of Homemade Hummus.


Chickpeas / Garbanzo 1 Cup
Coriander Powder 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder few Pinches
Lemon Juice 3 Tbsps
Olive Oil 1 Tbsp
Salt to Taste


Sesame Seeds 2 – 4 Tbsps
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp

Method of preparation:

Soak chickpeas in water overnight.
Pressure cook soaked chickpeas in sufficient water for 3 whistles.
Alternatively, boil chickpeas in few cups of water on stove top till chickpeas turn soft.
Strain the cooked chickpeas and reserve the cooking liquid.

Toast sesame seeds in a heavy bottomed pan on low flame.
Once sesame seeds turn golden brown in color, remove from heat.
Grind toasted sesame seeds with olive oil into thick paste.

Grind cooked garbanzo beans with freshly prepared tahini paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, lemon juice and salt.
Add little bit of reserved cooking liquid at a time while grinding the garbanzo beans.
Make sure not to add too much water.
Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary.
Stir in olive oil and store tight in a refrigerator to stay fresh for couple of days.
Remove the homemade hummus onto a bowl and serve with toasted pita bread or with any bread of your choice.
Notes: Make sure chickpeas are cooked right.

Suggestions: Adjust the consistency of the hummus with reserved cooking liquid. Grind the chickpeas into very smooth paste if desired.
Variations: Finely chopped cilantro can be added as a garnish. Tamari can also be mixed with along with lemon juice.
Other Names:Homemade Hummus