How to Make Hummus at Home

How to Make Hummus at Home

About Hummus:

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made from cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, cumin powder, olive oil, and garlic and garnish with olive oil, a few whole cooked chickpeas, parsley, and paprika.  Hummus is usually eaten as a dip with pita bread and often served as a snack or appetizer with crackers.


  • 1 cup of white chickpeas.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Water as required.
  • 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 3-4 garlic cloves roughly chopped.
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • 3 tablespoons of white sesame seeds or 2 tablespoons of tahini.
  • Red chilli powder or paprika as required.

Note:  You may increase or decrease the quantity of ingredients depending on your taste and for how many people you are making for.

Boiling of White Chickpeas:

  1.  Wash the chickpeas well and soak them in enough water overnight or at least 7-8 hours.
  2.  Take a pressure cooker and add soaked chickpeas and water as required to boil the chickpeas.
  3.  Put on the lid and pressure cook the chickpeas on a medium flame for 8-10 whistles or until chickpeas are well cooked and soft.
  4.  Turn off the flame and let the pressure cooker to release the pressure itself.
  5.  Once cooker releases all the pressure, remove the lid and drain out all the water from the chickpeas and keep the boiled chickpeas for later use.

Roasting of Sesame Seeds:

  1.  Take a pan and heat on a low to medium heat.
  2.  Add sesame seeds and roast them on a low flame until they are crisp and started crackling, do not brown them.
  3.  Turn off the flame and transfer the roasted sesame seeds to a plate and let it cool down.

Method of Making Hummus:

  1.  Take a grinder jar and add in the roasted sesame seeds and powder it to a fine powder.
  2.  Add lemon juice, 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil, roasted cumin powder, salt to taste and chopped garlic and grind them into a fine paste.
  3.  Add cooked chickpeas and grind until its smooth and light, if required add little water while grinding and grind them into a smooth paste.
  4.  Now the hummus is ready.
  5.  Scrape the jar and place the hummus into a serving bowl, drizzle some olive oil, sprinkle some red chilli powder or paprika as required, and add freshly chopped parsley.
  6.  Serve this hummus with pita bread, crackers, or with steamed and roasted vegetables.
  7.  You can store this hummus in the fridge in an airtight container up to a week.
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