Hummus recipe – Arabian method

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author The following information about this recipe was contributed by Saumya S: Recipe photo, Ingredients & Preparation.


Chickpea : 500gm
Tahini paste : 250gm
Garlic : 1 medium sized
Lemon extract : 2 lemons
Olive oils : As needed
Salt : As needed
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Here is another arabian recipe from our subscriber Saumya. Hummus  is an Arabic food made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Its popular through out the Middle east and globally. Use this recipe to prepare home made Hummus instead of purchasing unhealthy ones from the shops (You can save your health and a few bucks). 

Nutritional Info

Hummus is high in iron, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6. The main ingredient chickpeas are good source of protein and dietary fiber.  Tahini is an excellent source of the Aminoacid methionine, complementing the proteins in the chickpeas. Hummus  also carries varying amounts of monounsaturated fat. Hummus serves as a complete protein when eaten with bread.

Preparation of Hummus

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and keep it aside.
  2. In a mixer blend the tahini paste, garlic and the lemon extract together for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chickpeas to it and blend it until smooth.
  4. Add salt, starting at quarter a teaspoon, to taste.
  5. Transfer it to a serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.
  6. Add the olive oil into the well.
  7. You can serve it immediately with Chappathy,  pita bread, Alfaham chicken or cover and refrigerate.


  • You can refrigerate Hummus for up to 3 days and can be kept in the freezer for up to one month. Add a little olive oil if it appears to be too dry.
  • You can garnish it with parsley leaves.

Share your comments below aafter trying this hummuse recipe.

This entry was written on February 1st, 2018 by in Condiments and tagged with , , , , , , , , . Last revised on February 15th, 2018.

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  • August 12, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    what is tahini paste

    • August 17, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      @Ingrid: Hi, tahini paste is simply sesame seeds, toasted and ground up with olive oil to make a paste and is a staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking. You can either get it from a shop or can easily prepare at home or you can prepare it at home by following any of these recipes

      Let me know if you need more help 😉

  • October 15, 2014 at 2:47 am

    hammous is my one of the favorite dish I had it many time when I was in gulf, your recipe is good.

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  • February 6, 2014 at 11:31 am

    your dishes marvelous like u. I am professional chef in gulf.

  • July 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Renoos…Is it garlic or ginger?? In the ingredientsand preparation, its mentioned ginger but the first paragraph says garlic…. Gone through your recipes…they are really nice and the photos attached are also good..keep up the good work and awaiting more recipies 🙂

    • July 30, 2013 at 11:23 am

      @Sabu : thanks for the appreciation and support. These are of really motivating to us as we are still in the budding state.. 🙂
      I am sorry for the typo in the post. Its’s garlic instead of ginger.

  • May 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Luvd ur blog….First tym here…
    Do peek into my space too..

    • May 3, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks for sharing the link Sajina. Stay connected. 🙂


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