Jan 5, 2012

Hummus (Homemade)

Hummus, is a very simple but authentic Mediterranean recipe. This is so easy, quick to make, very healthy, and tasty.  Wow, all in one recipe, then why not make it happen more at home than store bought.  We always love this with  (Costco's) Stacy Chips and the combo is quite addictive ( and I don't mind getting addictive to the good stuff !!!).

Homemade Hummus
Usually I make this in excess and store it in small containers and freeze it for future. So When ever those unexpected guests come, you can make this homemade dip ready in minutes and get the credit for wonderful hosting... ;-). Knock! Knock! .... Let me welcome that unexpected Guest then... while you read through this recipe!!!

Chick Peas - 1 cup ( soaked and boiled)
Garlic - 2 cloves
Red Chili - 1
Olive Oil - 2 Tbsp
salt - 1 tsp
Fresh Lime Juice - 1 Tbsp

Hummus Ingredients
You can use the Canned Chick Peas for this recipe. But today, I have soaked them over night and boiled in pressure cooker up to 3 or 4 whistles.

Grind the Chick Peas along with garlic cloves, salt, red chili. Add oil (3/4 of it) in between to make it like a fine paste. Add the freshly lime juice at the end and pulse it twice (i have used mixie for grinding).

Spread it on a serving plate and make a dip in the middle and pour remaining olive oil and sprinkle the paprika powder or red chili powder on top. Serve it with Bread Sticks or Pita Bread or Pita Chips. This is best combination for (Costco's) Stacy Chips also.

  • If you get canned chickpeas, then it is easy to use canned ones for this recipe. 
  • Freshly made Lime Juice is vital for the authentic taste.
  • If you don't have olive oil, you can use any light oil. ( Vegetable or Canola or Sunflower Oil)
  • To use the one from freezer, just thaw it and heat up in the microwave for 30 sec before serving.

Linking this to New Year and New Dish Event by NurpurCWS - Chickpeas Event hosted by Sukanya's Saffron Streaks announced by Priya.

Happy Hummusing until we meet here again..


  1. Never say no to this delicious hummus..lovely clicks.

  2. was today reading about this wonderful dip. Must try it out.

  3. looks like your New Year is off to a delicious start with the hummus too dear! Wish you all the good things in this new year - Priya

  4. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

  5. delicious looking hummus dear.....I have an award 4 u in my space dear...plz collect it :-)

  6. Thanks Mythreyi for sending this delicious hummus to CWS, first time here and loved your blog..keep blogging

  7. Finally, I can make my first hummus by myself thanks to your recipe, I didn't know it was that simple!Great! :)

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog:)



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