Hummus recipe – Arabian method

Prepration time: 10 Minutes
Persons served: 4 Persons
Cuisine: Arabic


  • Chickpea : 500gm
  • Tahini paste : 250gm
  • Garlic : 1 medium sized
  • Lemon extract : 2 lemons
  • Olive oils : As needed
  • Salt : As needed

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.


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87 votes, 4.51 / 5.00 (90%)
  • S

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

    • says:

      Thanks for sharing the link Sajina. Stay connected. 🙂

  • S

    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 🙂

    • says:

      @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.

  • says:

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

  • says:

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

    • says:

      @Zainudhin Sainu : Thanks for stopping by and trying the recipe.

    • says:

      @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 😉

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