Hummus is an Arabic word meaning 'Chickpeas'. 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. Classic hummus is both delicious and satisfying.
     I was buying tinned hummus and I didn’t like the taste. Once I started to prepare at home I began to love the freshness of the garlicky hummus. This recipe can be made in minutes using tinned chickpeas and ready made tahini.


Chickpeas/ Channa, dried/ tinned- 1 cup
Garlic, chopped- 5 cloves
Lemon juice- 1tablespoon
Tahini- 2 tablespoons (or) sesame seeds-2tbsp toast and powder it and add little oil and make a paste
Extra virgin olive oil- 5 tablespoons
Salt- to taste

  • Soak the channa overnight or 5-6hrs minimum.
  • Pressure cook the channa with little salt till soft. (Medium flame 3 whistles)
  • In a blender add the above ingredients and make a smooth paste.
  • While serving keep in a plate and add olive oil in the cente. Sprinkle little chilli powder/paprika if you like.
  • Note: Add little chick pea cooked water if you feel difficulty while grinding.
  •  if you use freshly squeezed lemon juice beware of seeds. These tiny seeds can make the whole lot bitter.