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Friday, February 13, 2015

hummusHummus is an easy and healthy chickpea dip, authentically served with pita bread. I had this first in Salivation restaurant. I just loved it. Had long time wish to try this, but always Tahini was the thing that made me postpone trying. But learnt Tahini is nothing but ground roasted white sesame seeds with few ingredients, so I thought I would replace tahini with roasted sesame in the recipe. Somehow I could relate hummus to paruppu thogayal. May be coz of the lentil and garlic. So here is my take on the hummus. Easy to try at your home.

Hummus recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Continental  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 12 hrs soaking time    |  Cook time: 5 mins    Serves: 1 & 1/4 cups


Chickpeas (Channa) 1/2 cup
White sesame seeds 1 tblsp
Garlic 1 flake
Lemon juice 2 tblsp
Olive oil 2 tblsp
Salt As needed



  1. Soak chickpeas overnight. Drain water and add enough water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until soft. Drain water and reserve that water for later. Cool down (peel the skin off if you want).
  2. 1-cook
  3. Roast the sesame seeds in low flame with constant stirring taking care not to burn it, until golden in colour.
  4. 2-roast
  5. Place chickpeas, sesame seeds, peeled garlic flake, lemon juice, olive oil and salt in a blender and grind smooth with the water reserved from cooked chickpeas. Check for salt.
  6. 3-grind


    • Peeled chickpeas gives super soft and smooth textured hummus. But both ways it tastes nice.
    • If you want, roast the garlic and use it in the recipe.

Transfer the hummus to serving bowl, make swirls and drizzle olive oil on top. Sprinkle some chilli powder on top and serve with fresh vegetables or pitta bread. I served with capsicum strips, cucumber strips, baby carrots, salt biscuits, maska chaska biscuits. Cherry tomatoes can also be served. Dip generously in hummus and enjoy the healthy snack.
hummus recipe

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  1. I do same way too.. perfect for wrap or starters ..

  2. I love hummus and yes even I relate this to parupu thogayal!! first click is awesome!!

  3. I had it once with non-veg dish..Tnx for this recipe...

  4. Wow an option to use those chickpeas when we are out for a vacation.

  5. Nice one.. We can even add our own flavour to it..i.e.,pudina, coriander etc

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  7. It's an Arabic dish not any south thogayal

  8. I make mine the same way. Simple yet tasty dip!!!

  9. Can I like make it in the morning , put in the fridge n use it for a night party .wil it affect the taste n texture of the dip

    1. Texture turns slightly thicker, but you an keep it outside in room temperature to bring back to normal.

  10. Thanks ... It worked .. Awesome receipe

  11. Can I make it and store in a bottle and refregirate it and use as and when required??

  12. How many days can we keep this?

  13. Tried ur recipe and it was a hit among my kids.Thanks a ton!


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