Saturday, January 24, 2015


Hummus is a protien packed bread spread or pita dip which is very easy to make at home. I have made 2 batches of hummus at home already, it turned out to be a huge success too. Most of the recipes I saw online called for raw garlic in hummus. But I thought it might be overwhelming for me to have raw garlic taste in hummus so I chose to use the garlic in brine instead. Also I had few bottles of unused garlic in brine bottles at home. :)
Hummus goes very well with toasted brown bread with a dash of nandos sauce or normal ketchup. Here goes my recipe for hummus.

  1. Chana/chickpeas cooked - 1 cup
  2. Olive oil - 3tbs
  3. Garlic in brine- 8 cloves
  4. Tahini paste- 1tbs

  1. In a blender, make a paste of the above. If the mixture is too thick be generous to add more olive oil. 

*store hummus in an airtight container with olive oil as top layer for hummus. 
*for my third batch of hummus, I tried with roasted garlic(8 cloves), but it turned out to be too garlicky. So I suggest to use lesser amount of garlic if you are using roasted garlic or raw garlic. Also add salt to hummus if raw or roasted garlic is used


  1. Ok. Saw a recipe for tahini paste in one of your earlier posts.

    1. Hello Calicut Heritage Forum,
      Thank you for going through my blog. Hope you will try to out and let us know how it came out..