Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste

Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste

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While we commonly make quick and easy versions of hummus with chickpeas, garlic and curds, this is a slightly more elaborate hummus dip enhanced with tahini paste.

This authentic recipe has a rich mouth-feel and really strong flavour. Apart from the exciting flavour of tahini paste, the strong taste of garlic and a tinge of lemony tang are also clearly noticeable in this recipe, not to forget the herby touch of parsley.

You can serve the Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste along with Lavash or Chips , to make a wonderful finger food. You can munch on it while watching a movie, but it is so tasty that it can be served at parties too!

You can also try other Lebanese delights like Lebanese Garlic Sauce and Pita Bread.

Enjoy how to make Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

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Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste recipe - How to make Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.25 cups (18 tbsp )
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For Hummus Dip With Tahini Paste
1 1/2 cups soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas)
2 tbsp tahini paste
1 1/2 tsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
2 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1 tbsp olive oil
cumin seeds powder
a sprig of parsley

For Serving
  1. To make hummus dip with tahini paste, combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend it till smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture on a serving dish, garnish it with olive oil and parsley.
  3. Serve the hummus dip with tahini paste immediately with lavash and chips or refrigerate till use.

Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste recipe with step by step photos

Method to make Hummus with Tahini paste

  1. Wash and soak approximately 3/4 cup of kabuli chana (chickpeas) in a deep bowl with in enough water.

  2. Cover with a lid and let it soak overnight. The chickpeas will double in size. Soaking is a very important step for cooking of any beans or legumes. By soaking them, the beans become softer and hence take less time to cook. If you do not have 8 -10 hours for soaking, boil the chickpeas for 5 minutes, cover with a lid and let them soak for 2 - 3 hours. This is called the quick soak method which is almost as effective as soaking for 10 hours.

  3. They will look like this once soaked for 8 to 10 hours. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  4. Put the soaked chickpeas in the pressure cooker. Alternately, you can even boil them but that can take upto 45 minutes till an hour.

  5. Add enough water and salt and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Here, overcooked chickpeas work great too. If you want the chickpeas to go soft, you can add a pinch of cooking soda while pressure cooking so that the chickpeas cook properly.
  6. Wait for the pressure to drop naturally before opening it. If you open it in a haste, the chickpeas will not have cooked properly. 3/4 cup of raw chickpeas will yield about 1 1/2 cup of boiled chickpeas. If you open the cooker before the pressure has dropped, the chickpeas might not have cooked through.

  7. Drain the kabuli chana. Tip: Keep aside some cooking water of the chickpeas to add to the blender if required. This liquid will give a smooth consistency to the hummus. If you have already drained the liquid, you can use water instead.
  8. Let the chickpeas cool completely and then put them in a mixer.
  9. Now add the tahini paste. Tahini paste is a thick, creamy paste made by roasting sesame seeds and grinding them up with olive oil to get a paste. This paste is an essential ingredient in making the traditional Lebanese hummus. You can use store bought hummus or you can make tahini paste at home.

  10. Now add the garlic. If you want to make it jain, you can avoid the garlic.

  11. Now add the lemon juice. This will give a tangy taste.
  12. Now add the cumin seeds powder. This is made by roasting the cumin seeds and then grinding them into a fine a powder.

  13. With it add olive oil. This is the second most important ingredient for hummus. Use extra virgin olive oil if possible, but if you don’t have that, then regular is fine. At this stage you can also add a little curd to make the hummus light and fluffy.
  14. Add salt, mix it all together and blend to a smooth mixture. Add a little reserved chickpea cooking water, only if required. Add this water, little by little, as you do not want your hummus to be runny. I have used approximately 2-3 tbsps of water.

  15. Spoon the mixture into a serving bowl. This is the basic hummus recipe, but you can even make different types of hummus like Spicy Garlic Hummus or Spinach Hummus.

  16. Drizzle some olive oil on it. Since we are using extra virgin olive oil here, the taste of the oil will come through and taste fantastic with the hummus.
  17. Now sprinkle a little cumin seeds powder over this.
  18. Finally, garnish with a little parsley.
  19. Refrigerate till use and serve with lavash or breadsticks.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy52 cal
Protein1.4 g
Carbohydrates4.6 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat3 g
Cholesterol0.3 mg
Sodium2.1 mg

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Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste
 on 01 Mar 19 04:38 PM

Such an authentic recipe! I''ve never used tahini before but very excited to make it
Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste
 on 18 Jul 18 10:34 AM

Actually i just wanted to know what type of olive oil is used for hummus, pasta n all as there r varieties of olive oil available in the pls help me which is the best olive oil to use n which brand..i was using bertolli classico olive oil till now..can i continue with it ? Is it right oil ?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Tanvi, In the case of Pasta, you can use any kind of pure olive oil for cooking whereas you can finish drizzling it with extra virgin olive oil.For hummus, we suggest you use extra virgin olive oil because it is not cooked and retains all the flavours.
19 Jul 18 09:28 AM
Hummus Dip with Tahini Paste
 on 20 Dec 16 09:39 AM

Hummus dip with tahini paste tastes exotic. After using this recipe it turned out really good and all my friends appreciated the dip at my party. Served it with Lavash and bread sticks and chips.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shital, Thank you for your kind words, do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them.Happy cooking !!
19 Jul 18 08:57 AM
Hummus Dip ( Finger Foods for Kids )
 on 17 Feb 16 12:58 PM

For garnishing, can we use coriander leaver or basil or mint other than parsley?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bindu, Parsley is always used in hummus but you can always use basil or coriander as you wish. Do try the recipe and let us know how it turned out. Happy Cooking !!
17 Feb 16 03:41 PM
Hummus Dip ( Finger Foods For Kids )
 on 23 Mar 11 11:49 PM

It turnd out to b amazin n v quick. Rest f d hummus recipes r missin d sesame seeds which I feel is a must so dis recipe is perfectly fine n also a gud combination with soup sticks in case pita bread nt available. Must try