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Hummus is a yet another popular dish from the Middle East, usually served with Pita Bread. D LOVES Hummus. So, when he requesed for it, I promised to make it the next day as the chick peas had to be soaked. Having made Tahini, there wasn't much preparations to be done, except soaking the chick peas.


  • 1 cup Chick peas
  • 3/4 tablespoon Tahini - (or more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic cloves paste
  • to taste Salt
  • half Lime juice lime - of (or more)
  • as required Olive oil


  • Soak the rinsed chickpeas overnight.(7-8 hours)
  • Drain and discard the water.
  • Add fresh water and cook the chickpeas till cooked through.
  • Drain the chick peas. Keep the drained liquid aside.
  • Place the chick peas in a blender.
  • Add Tahini, salt, garlic paste and lime juice.
  • You may add a little of the drained liquid for smoother grinding.
  • Grind the mixture to a smooth, lumpfree paste.
  • Check and adjust the seasoning.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top.
  • You may sprinkle paprika powder on top if you wish.
  • Serve with Pita Bread.