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Homemade Hummus Recipe

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Hummus Recipe - A Levantine dip/spread prepared with mashed and creamy chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic with a smoky flavour of Paprika when enjoyed with pita is the best and first thing to taste if you want to experience Mediterranean cuisine. Let's see how to make hummus recipe at home.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • Chickpeas soaked overnight, drained and cooked: 325 gm
  • Garlic crushed- 06 cloves
  • Smoked paprika- ½ tsp.
  • Cayenne pepper- ¼ th tsp.
  • Cumin- 1/4th tsp.
  • Lemon juice- 01 tsp.
  • Extra virgin olive oil- 02 tbsp. / or more as desired
  • Tahini- 1/4th cup
  • Water reserved – 1/4th cup
  • Salt
  • For the garnish:
  • Smoked Paprika: ¼th tsp.
  • Extra Virgin olive oil for drizzling: 01 tbsp.
  • Water for soaking and boiling chickpeas - 6 cups


  • How to Cook Chickpeas for Hummus - Making Hummus recipe with Canned Chickpeas which are readily available in the market is easy but the best way to make hummus is too cook chickpeas at home.
  • Soak chickpeas overnight (6-8 hours) in 4 cups of water.Once soaked, pressure cook Chickpeas for 4 -5 whistles in 2 cups of water.
  • Combine all the ingredients (other than the ingredients for garnish) chickpeas, garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, Cumin, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, tahini, water and salt in the food processor.
  • Make a smooth and silky paste - blend all the ingredients till it becomes a smooth paste. stir it once or twice and scrape it from the bottom of the processor to avoid any leftover chickpeas.
  • In case you find less tangy, squeeze lemon juice as per your taste. It needs to be smooth so add olive oil if you feel its dry.
  • Garnish as shown in the main picture with smoked paprika and drizzle a spoonful of olive oil. Hummus Pita bread is the best combination to enjoy the mediterarian cuisine or you can also eat it with chips or as a spread for your toast.


You can avoid Tahini sauce if allergic to sesame seeds or do not like the strong flavor of the sesame seeds but hummus with tahini tastes great.
Nutritional facts – As per USDA, Hummus calories are 166 per 100 gram
About the Author: This recipe has been shared by Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji who believes that food that she cooks should touch heart and soul of the person and she dedicates all her success to her Angel Mother. 
Works as Speciality Chef with Percept KnoriginCinecurryChefsutra and as a Food Author with PioneerchefTheurbanspicePinksworthTanyamunshiMangobunchPlattershareWomenplanet
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