Saturday, June 7, 2014


Hummus is a kind of spread and it is prepared with boiled chickpeas, sesame seeds, garlic and olive oil normally.

Hummus is an Arabic word meaning "chickpeas" and the complete name of the prepared spread in Arabic is hummus which means "chickpeas with tahini". Hummus is also spelt as hummous, hommos, hommus and hoummos.

Lets read some Nutritional information of Hummus.  
Hummus is high in iron and vitamin C and also has significant amount of folate and vitamin B6. The chickpeas are a good source of protein and dietary fiber and tahini consists mostly of sesame seeds which are an excellent source of the amino acid which is useful for the growth especially in children. Hummus carries good amount of monounsaturated fat. Hummus is useful in vegetarian and vegan diets.
Here is a recipe of Hummus and we can have this with carrots and bread and even chapatis, pita bread or falafel. You can also Hummus to Salads. 

Things Needed:

Boiled Chic Peas : 1 Cup
Sesame seeds : 1 Table spon
Olive Oil : 1 Table spoon
Ginger : 1/2 Tea spoon
Green chilly : 1
Salt : to taste
Lemon juice : 1/2 rind

Method : 

1. Wash and soak chic peas over night or 6 to 8 hours and cook till soft or pressure cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Leave it for cooling.
2. Dry roast sesame seeds till the raw smell disappear and leave it for cooling. Dry roast green chilly separately.
3. Wash and remove the outer cover of ginger and grate and keep it aside. Squeeze out the juice from lemon and keep it aside.
4. Now grind cooked chickpeas, roasted sesame seeds, green chilly, ginger and salt using little water till smooth.
5. Remove from the mixi and put it in a bowl.

6. Add olive oil, lemon juice and mix the mixture nicely.
7. Serve with raw carrots, bread slices or even chapatis.


Note :

You must cook chick pea till soft to get the good result. Adding green chilly is optional. You can add  3 to 4 raw garlic pods while grinding. ( I have not used garlic). You can also use little more oil if you wish to.I have used green chilly instead of jalapeno. ( optional).

Time : 30 Minutes (soaking the chickpea time 6 to 8 hours or over night)
Serves : 5 to 6


  1. I like adding roasted sesame seeds instead of Tahini paste which is not easily available. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Thanks for your opinion Swethaprajwala ...
    even I do not like bottled tahini or other sauces..I try to use and prefer home made alternatives....

  3. I havent used tahini paste.. ever.. i dont know the taste of it and never bought.. but ur recipe of arabic hummus sounds easy to prepare...thanks for sharing..
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  4. Thanks for the sweet comment Preetha Soumyan.