Hummus is a classic Egyptian dip which tastes best when served with Pita bread. You can relish this dip with even naan, bread or roti. It’s easy to make and tastes delicious. A lot of variations can be made like beetroot hummus, spinach hummus etc but for me the classic recipe is the best!!!

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4-6 persons

Ingredients :

For hummus :
Chickpeas / Kabuli Chana : 500 grams
Tahini / Til / White Sesame Paste : 3 tablespoons
Garlic : 2 tablespoon chopped
Salt as per taste
Extra Virgin Olive oil : 1/2 cup
Lemon juice: 5 tablespoons
Paprika / Red chili powder : 1 teaspoon (optional) for garnish
Coriander or parsley leaves : 2 tablespoons (optional) for garnish

Method :

Soak chickpeas overnight or for 8-9 hours. Wash the chickpeas and put it in a mixer grinder jar. Now add the thing or sesame paste, garlic, salt and lemon juice. Run the grinder and if you have the option slowly pour in the oil while the mixer runs or else you can add little by little and grind to make a smooth paste.

The classic hummus is ready. Take the paste out in a serving bowl and pour a generous helping of olive oil. Sprinkle with paprika or red chili powder. Garnish with and chopped coriander or parsley leaves and serve with Naan or pita bread.

You can store this hummus for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.