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Homemade Hummus recipe


  1. Dry chickpeas
    1 cup
  2. Sesame seeds
    8 tbsp( or use 4 tbsp tahini-see notes)
  3. Garlic
    3 to 4 cloves
  4. Cumin powder
    1/4 tsp
  5. Chili powder/cayenne pepper
    1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  6. Lemon juice
    1.5 to 2 tbsp
  7. Salt
    to taste
  8. Olive oil
    1/4 cup
  9. Water/broth
    3/4 to 1 cup( see notes)


  • Place dry chickpeas in a bowl and fill it with water.Let them soak for 10 to 12 hours.
  • Drain the chickpeas and cook it with enough water .( you can also pressure cook the chickpeas)
  • Drain the cooked chickpeas and let it cool completely.Reserve the liquid(broth).
  • Add cooked chickpeas,tahini,garlic,cumin,chili powder and lemon juice into a blender.Blend until it is smooth ,adding 1/4 cup water at a time.Add olive oil and salt to taste.Blend again until it turns smooth and creamy.Taste and adjust the seasonings,add more salt or lemon juice,if required.( adjust the quantity of water according to the consistency you require,i added about 1 cup broth)
  • Transfer this to a serving bowl.Drizzle more olive oil on top, just before serving.
Serve with pita bread and salad of your choice.
  • If you are using sesame seeds instead of tahini ,add it to the blender first and powder it finely before adding the rest of the ingredients,otherwise it will be grainy and you will find it difficult to make it smooth.
  • For best results use the liquid( broth) drained from the cooked chickpeas instead of water. 
  • Recipe updated on 13/5/2018

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    Happy’s Cook
    August 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Lovely post with nice clicks.. I am new blogger.. Pls visit mine, when you get time…

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    August 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    very nice clicks.. yummy

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    August 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    the hummus looks so tempting.. each click makes it so delectable.. wishing i could just grab the dip now

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    August 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Perfectly done. Amazing snaps…

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    August 4, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Hi.. What is the shelf life of this when stored in fridge?

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    August 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Aiswarya.. …2 to 3 days, i would say…i have never tried to keep it beyond that..but generally you can refrigerate homemade hummus for about 1 week…store it in an airtight container with a thin layer of olive oil on top…
    Happy Cooking

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    August 16, 2015 at 5:44 am

    sesame seeds black or white?

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      August 16, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Hi Sumayya…you need to use white sesame seeds..

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    July 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Shall I omit the use of sesame seeds or tahini… will be there be any significant difference in the taste?

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      September 29, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Hu Amrita
      sesame seeds/tahini adds lots of flavor to the fact it is one of the basic ingredients to prepare hummus

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