Easy, Yummy Houmous

    10 mins

    This basic recipe for houmous or 'hummus' is quick and easy - you'll have no reason to buy it again!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 400g soaked overnight and boiled kabuli chane (chickpeas). Canned, drained, liquid reserved also ok to use.
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • salt, red mirchi powder, freshly ground black pepper to taste and garnish

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a small pan over medium heat, cook and stir the garlic in olive oil for approximately 3 minutes, until tender.
    2. Place chane in a mixie or food processor with approximately 1 teaspoon reserved liquid. Process until smooth. Mix in the garlic, sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Blend to desired consistency, increasing the amount of reserved bean liquid as desired. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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     -  26 Nov 2010


    This is a good recipe for hummus, but is even better when you toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet until they pop, puree with the olive oil to make a drizzly paste, then add the rest of the stuff. I like to coat the top with olive oil and serve with toasted pita. Yummy! And good for you.  -  01 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is an excellent recipe for basic hummus. It's very easy to add other ingredients if you want to try different flavors.  -  19 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)