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H for Hummus

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H for Hummus!!!

In this edition of Blogging Marathon we are redoing alphabets.

Hmmm what?

Haha!! Got your attention the BM this month is Blogging with alphabets we are doing international, traditional, street foods and baking with alphabets’.  Thankfully Valli has left it the team members to choose the theme for the alphabets and I am in my scatterbrain style jumping from one theme to another.

Here is what I have been featured here till now

A Aliva che ladoo

B Baked potato

C Chana cho ras

D Drunkard’s Noodles

E Eggless Pancakes

F Fried Eggs

G Gnocchi

So today for H as we have already guessed its Hummus.

According to of course Wikipedia

“Hummus is a Middle Eastern and Arabic food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Today, it is popular throughout the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa, Morocco, and in Middle around the globe.”

For people like me who had not heard of hummus till now,” hummus is served As an appetizer and dip, hummus is scooped with flatbread, such as pita. It is also served as part of a meze or as an accompaniment to falafel, grilled chicken, fish or eggplant. Garnishes include chopped tomato, cucumber, coriander, parsley, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, whole chickpeas, olive oil, hard-boiled eggs, paprika, sumac, ful, olives, pickles and pine nuts . Outside the Middle East, it is sometimes served with tortilla chips or crackers.

Hummus ful (pronounced [ˈfuːl]) is topped with a paste made from fava beans boiled until soft and then crushed. Hummus masubha/mashawsha is a mixture of hummus paste, warm chickpeas and tahini.” (Courtesy Wikipedia).

My first encounter with the virtual hummus was at the Tarla Dalal site.  I just bookmarked it and forgot all about it till I started hunting for recipes for this marathon.  But then when I made my hummus I used the recipe from Vardhini but modified it to suit our tastes.


To make hummus you will need

  • 1 cup chick peas or garbanzo, soaked and cooked
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tblsp sesame seeds
  • 4 tblsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 green chilli (optional)


  • Roast the sesame seeds till they are well roasted; if they crackle they are done. Set aside.
  •  Add all the ingredients in the mixer/blender and blend to a smooth paste.
  • I served it with whole wheat bread you can serve it with pita bread.

hummus, baked potato and whole meal bread


  • In case you are using tahini paste then you do not need to add the sesame seeds and then 2tblspns of olive oil is enough.
  • To make tahini you can roast the sesame seeds and blend it with oil in the proportion of 1: ¼ cup.

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Courtesy: Preeti

Courtesy: Preeti

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0 thoughts

  • September 10, 2013 at 3:42 am

    hummus looks perfect just need pita to grab it. visit me sometimes.

  • September 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    would love to enjoy this with some grilled veggies… delicious hummus!!!


  • September 11, 2013 at 12:40 am

    You guys are killing me with ur hummus, seriously am gonna make some tomorrow.

  • September 11, 2013 at 1:19 am

    wow hummus looks so yummy and tempting me 🙂 love to have them with some pita !!

  • September 11, 2013 at 2:11 am

    One of my favorite dips. I can eat it by the spoonfuls 🙂

  • September 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    pita and hummus – my husband’s fav…

  • September 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I think we have three hummus recipes with the letter H…super that shows how popular this is..wonderful, flavorful recipe..some falafel a and pita…and dinner is done.

  • September 12, 2013 at 1:35 am

    loved the last picture!Yet to try the recipe though 🙂

  • September 12, 2013 at 10:45 am

    ah I love that entire display of dishes..very inviting..

  • September 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Hummus is everywhere today. Looks so delicious…

  • September 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    looks delicious and is a very healthy options when compared to other sauces

  • PJ
    September 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    The final pic does make me very hungry Archana.Yummy platter….

  • Sandhya Karandikar
    September 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Lovely Humus recipe Archana. . Love it with many things.

  • September 24, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Hummus looks tempting…perfect with falafel!!

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