8 May


Hummus is a middle eastern or arabic food made with chick peas and fava beans.
Hummus with bread is a compleate protien food rich in iron.

In the original hummus recipie tomatoes are not added. But we found it a bit bland (for our indian taste buds) without tomatoes. so i tweaked the recipie a bit but not changing the original taste. We found that tomatoes enhance its flavour more.


  • 6 cloves garlic rosted on a tawa.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups cooked garbanzo beans(kabuli chana soaked overnight)
  • 2tsp pepper powder
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 pita bread rounds
  • 1 cup assorted olives
  • 2 or 3 ripe  tomatoes.


Cut the tomatoes roughly and dry roast them till the water is evoporated. It may take 3 ….4 minutes. Till then boil chick peas for 4 or 5 whistles in a pressure cooker. In a food processor drain and add the cooked and cooled  garbanzo beans and purée to a paste.

 Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic ,tomatoes,2 tablespoons olive oil, pepper, salt, handful of coriander leaves  and cumin and process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl.

 Transfer the finished hummus to a bowl and drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over it.garnish with chopped parsley or coriander leaves.

 Cut the pita bread into triangles and serve them on the side of the hummus and pita bread topped with olives(optional).

TIPS :- If  you can’t  find tahini sauce in your foodshop , we can easily make it at home. Just dry roast 1/2 a cup of til or sesame seeds. After cooling grind to a paste adding little water. Keep it in fridge.  U can even add it to fish fry masala too. It blends well with the chickpeas in hummus and gives it a unique taste.

If you are  toooo  diet consious,  cut down the olive oil even more. I have not added favabeans since i did not have it at that time. Bt if u have, you can add it  along with chickpeas.

Mostly hummus is a semi solid paste. But we like it more with a handful of whole chickpeas garnished.

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