Hummus by Chef Ankit Gaurav

Hummus is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from soaked chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.

A balanced amount of  tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt instantly brightened up the flavor of this dip. A generous sprinkle of ground sumac on top or some paprika will enhance the taste.

Chickpeas is the main ingredient in hummus. Chickpeas are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps to lower blood sugar and cholesterol. Insoluble fiber helps bulk up stool to prevent constipation.Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids. It helps to  lower total cholesterol, normalize blood clotting, and help regulate blood sugar.

Hummus can be considered a  king of all dips. Traditionally, hummus is served on a large plate, usually drizzled with olive oil and herbs and accompanied by fresh pita, tomato, onion, cucumber salad and  Falafel.

You can spread it on your bread, use instead of mayonnaise,serve as a dressing, or as an accompaniment to grilled chicken, fish, or eggplant.

Prep time: 12 hours

Cooking time: 15 mins

Level: easy


  1. Chickpeas (soaked overnight) – 2 cup
  2. lemon juice – to taste
  3. Clove garlic – 4 cloves
  4. Salt – to taste
  5. Tahini paste – ½ cup 
  6. Extra-virgin olive oil – as required


1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.

Hummus by chef Ankit Gaurav


2. In a food processor make a fine paste of chickpeas, garlic, tahini and olive oil. While running the food processor, if required you can add 2 tablespoons of ice water.

Hummus by chef Ankit Gaurav


3. Add olive oil to make a fine paste of the mixture. Pulse the ingredients together until desired smooth and fine paste forms. 

4. Transfer in a bowl. Add salt and lemon juice. Adjust seasoning.

5. Garnish with olive oil. 

6. Served Hummus with pita bread.