Hummus bi tahini, is a middle eastern side line that taste heavenly with fresh homemade pita bread. Homemade hummus tastes great with barbecue dishes, as hummus dip with chips and vegetables; and even tastes good with tandoori naan and wheat roti.

This easy homemade hummus recipe is made from scratch and includes

  • steps to make Tahini from scratch.
  • step to make easy Hummus.

How to make simple and basic hummus from scratch.


A super easy snack that is highly nutritious, healthy and packed with flavors.This is the best homemade hummus recipe.

Author: Mariam Huzaifa

Recipe time:30 min|Prep time: 30|No cooking recipe|Cuisine: Middle East|Course:snack, sideline|Serving : 2 cups


  • 1 1/2 cup chickpea, (channa)boiled very soft
  • 1/4 cup sesame seed (safeed til)
  • 5 tbs olive oil (zaitun ka teel)
  • 1/2 tbs garlic paste
  • salt
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tbs yogurt (optional)
  • a pinch of paprika for garnish


  • How to make Tahini

  1. Use good quality sesame seeds or clean them free of dust granules, or other impurities by sieving though a fine sieve.
  2. Roast sesame seeds in a pan till lightly golden, stirring constantly. Sesame seed burn quickly so roast on medium low heat.
  3. Blend the sesame seed in a blender into a fine powder.
  4. Add two tablespoon of olive oil and blend further till it forms a thick paste.
  5. Tahini for hummus ready. (See notes 1)
  • How to make hummus

  1. In a blender add chickpea and make a very smooth paste.
  2. Now add 2 tablespoon of tahini, lemon juice, yogurt, 2 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and garlic. (See notes 2-3)
  3. Blend till it forms a smooth paste.
  4. In a wide bowl or deep plate, put hummus. With the back of spoon press hummus and turn the bowl with other hand in a circular motion to make a well in hummus.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon olive in hummus well. Garnish with paprika and herbs.

Step by step Hummus bi Tahini recipe:

  • Steps to make tahini

Roast sesame seeds in a pan till lightly golden brown. Stir constantly on a medium flame. On high flame sesame will burn immediately. Cool them for 5 minutes.

In a blender, blend sesame seeds into powder. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and blend more to make a paste.Tahini is ready.

  • Steps to make homemade easy hummus

Blend already soft boiled chickpea into a fine paste. (See notes 4)

Add 2 tbs of tahini paste, 2 tbs olive oil, yogurt, garlic, salt and lemon juice.

Blend all into a very smooth paste.


  1. The tahini made in this recipe is very thick while tahini sauce is thinner with more olive oil. For quick hummus use ready tahini sauce.
  2. If using ready tahini, add 2 tbs of bottled tahini, use good quality tahini or homemade tahini is better.
  3. If your boiled chickpea are already salted, then add very little or no salt. For quick hummus use a can of boiled chickpea.
  4. To boil soft chickpea,
  •  3/4 cup raw chickpea will make 1.5 cup boiled chickpea.
  • Soak chickpea in warm water for two hours. I used small variety of chickpea. (kabuli chickpea, which are healthier)
  • Discard water and boil in new water with 1 tsp of salt or as per taste on medium flame for 30-45 minutes until very soft.
  • You can cook in pressure cooker to speed up.
  • Dry water of chickpea on high flame completely, while stirring constantly.


Store hummus in fridge in an air tight jar or covered with a cling wrap. Stays good for 4-5 days in fridge.hummus-1

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