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Basic Hummus

Basic Hummus Recipe
Course Dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Foodcow


  • 1 and ½ Cups Chickpeas-Canned or Boiled.
  • ¼ Cup Olive oil Reserve 1 tablespoon for drizzling on top
  • ¼ Cup Black Olives
  • ¼ Cup Tahini Optional
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Water
  • Salt to Taste
  • Paprika or Chilli Powder to sprinkle


  • Roast the Garlic cloves with the skin on in an oven for 10 minutes or dry roast it in a pan for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Remove from the heat and peel the garlic cloves once cool.
  • In a grinder or food processor add the Tahini,lemon juice,Olives,olive oil, salt, chickpeas and the water and bliltz till you get a smooth paste.Add more water if required.
  • Adjust the Salt if needed.
  • Once you get a fluffy pasty consistency scoop it out in a bowl.Top it with the reserved 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Garnish with chilli and coriander leaves.


-If you are boiling the dry chickpeas/chole,soak it overnight and pressure cook it for 10-20 minutes with enough water to completely submerge the chickpeas.
-Tahini is a paste made with white sesame(til) and can be made at home by grinding roasted sesame or store-bought.