How to make Cumin And Black Olive Hummus -

Traditional hummus with a tangy touch.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Cumin powder (जीरा पावडर), Black olives (काले ऑलिव/ काले जैतून)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Gravies, Sauces and Stocks

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Cumin And Black Olive Hummus

Cumin And Black Olive Hummus Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cumin And Black Olive Hummus Recipe

  • Cumin powder roasted 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black olives chopped 2-3

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) boiled 2 cups

  • Garlic chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tahini 1/3 cup

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Pita bread 2

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Mix chickpeas, garlic and salt in a bowl. Put this mixture in a mixer jar and grind, stirring up the contents with a spoon in between.

Step 2

Add 2 tsps tahina and 1 tsp olive oil and continue to grind. Add the rest of tahina and a little olive oil and grind.

Step 3

Add a little water, roasted cumin powder, 1 tsp lemon juice and grind till smooth.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 180°C. Slit the pita breads and cut into strips and further cut into small triangles.

Step 5

Arrange the triangles on a baking tray and toast in the preheated oven till light brown and crisp.

Step 6

Transfer the hummus into a serving bowl. Make a well in the centre and drizzle the remaining olive oil into it.

Step 7

Garnish with black olives and sprinkle red chilli powder. Serve with the pita chips.

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