Category Archives: condiments

Hummus and Tahini


Hummus is a mediterranean or Laventine dip made with chickpea , tahini ( sesame paste ) , olive oil , lemon juice and garlic . This creamy , yummy dip is not only great as a dip but also as a spread for sandwiches , shawrma roll .

Ingredients :

1 can (425 grams) or around 1 cup chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans
1/4 cup tahini
2-3 tbl spoon fresh lemon juice
2 small garlic cloves ( around 3/4 th tea spoon), finely grated
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if needed
Salt, to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin ( dry roasted and grounded)
1- 2 tablespoons water ( for blending , don’t add too much)
Paprika and cumin powder for garnishing

Procedure :

Blend everything together into a fine paste . Mix with some extra olive oil before serving . Garnish with paprika and cumin powder .

Tahini Paste or sesame :

1 cup of white sesame
1/4 th cup of olive oil

Dry roast the sesame seed on stove top or in microwave . Don’t burn it . Now pulse the seeds in a food processor until powdered . Add the olive oil and pulse again . Tahini paste is ready !! 🙂