How to make Houmous at Home | Hummus recipe- better than store bought

  • Servings : 3-4
  • Prep Time : 6m
  • Ready In : 10m

Houmous (pronounced Hummus) has its origins in medieval Egypt , but is now popular world over. It is often served as a dip with carrots and peppers or eaten with pita bread.

This simple recipe is high in iron, Vit C and B6 and serves as a complete protein when served with bread. A favourite with all ages, it is great to have in the fridge as a handy, healthy snack.


  • Chickpeas - cooked or tinned - 1 cup
  • Tahini - Sesame paste - 6 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
  • Garlic - 3 flakes
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Powdered Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Olive oil - 3 tbsp
  • Water - 1/3 cup


Drain and wash chickpeas, if using from a tin. If using dried chickpeas, soak overnight and cook about 1/4 cup . Use 1 cup of chickpeas for this recipe.

In a food processor, pop in all the ingredients except the olive oil. Blend  to a coarse consistency.

Transfer to a serving bowl, chill in a refridgerator to cool. It tastes best chilled.

Garnish with olive oil and serve as a dip with pita bread, fried chicken or just vegetables. The choice is endless, the taste..delicious.

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