Black Eye Bean Hummus

Hummus is a thick paste or dip made from cooked chickpeas, ground and blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic, made originally in the Middle East.


Dried black eye beans – 175 gm

Garlic cloves, crushed – 3 nos

Tahini paste ( sesame seed paste) – 150 ml

Lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Paprika for garnish – a pinch


Soak beans overnight for 8 hours. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and set aside. In a blender, add cooked beans and 2 tbsp water in the beans. When ground to a coarse paste, add garlic and tahini  and blend together thoroughly. Lastly, pour lemon juice and blend until the hummus has a rich creamy and smooth consistency

Place the hummus in a shallow bowl. Pour olive oil over the surface. Sprinkle paprika over the top.

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