Classic Homemade Hummus Recipe With Lemon And Coriander

Give this absolutely delicious Classic Hummus a try - it makes a perfect a high protein snack along with some carrots and cucumber or can be used as a spread over sandwiches, wraps/ frankie and more.

Archana Doshi
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The Classic Homemade Hummus Recipe is super simple to make right in your own kitchen. It is a nutritious dip that can be used as a spread. It is made from cooked chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. 

Hummus is a popular food in various local forms throughout the Middle Eastern world. As a spread, dip or a pita filling, classic hummus is both delicious and satisfying. Best of all, it's whipped up in seconds in a blender or food processor. Tahini, or sesame seed butter, can be found in health food stores, gourmet shops and even many grocery stores. You can make your own tahini at home. Click to see the Video Recipe of Homemade Tahini Sauce.

Serve the delicious Homemade Lemon Coriander Classic Hummus Recipe with warm or toasted Pita Bread or Manakish Zaatar. and Tabbouleh Salad.

Here are recipes that you can have with hummus

  1. Roasted Vegetable Burger Recipe with Hummus
  2. Delicious Spinach Falafels
  3. Beetroot Falafel With Pita Bread Recipe
  4. Manakish Zaatar (Traditional Lebanese Spiced Pita Bread)

Note: The video is of roasted bell pepper hummus; but you can make the classic hummus the similar way as shown in the video. 

See video recipe of how to cook chickpeas in a pressure cooker.

Variations: For a spicier hummus, add a sliced red chilli or a dash of cayenne pepper.  You can add roasted red bell peppers, chopped coriander, chopped olives, parsley, jalapenos or any other herb to suit your taste.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

0 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Kabuli Chana (White Chickpeas) , soaked overnight, cooked till soft
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Lemons , juice extracted
  • 1/4 cup Water , or kabuli chana stock
  • Parsley leaves , or coriander, small bunch, finely chopped
  • For Tahini/ Sesame Paste
  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • Water , as required to make a paste

How to make Classic Homemade Hummus Recipe With Lemon And Coriander

  1. To begin making the Homemade Lemon Coriander Classic Hummus Recipe, cook the kabuli chana/ chickpeas in a pressure cooker for about 45 minutes until it is very soft. Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. Keep this aside.

  2. Next step is to make the tahini/ sesame paste. Into a small jar of the mixer grinder, add the sesame seeds and water. Blend to make a smooth paste. If you have store bought tahini, then you can go ahead and use 2 tablespoons of that.

  3. Into a mixer grinder or a food processor, add cooked chickpeas,  sesame paste/ tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, cumin powder, red chilli powder and water/ kabuli chana stock. 

  4. Blend to get a smooth hummus. Transfer the Classic Hummus into a bowl. Check for the salt and lemon levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  5. Garnish with chopped parsley or coriander and serve. You can store the hummus in an airtight container for a week and use it as and when required in a wrap or a spread over a sandwich.

  6. Serve the delicious Homemade Lemon Coriander Classic Hummus Recipe with warm or toasted Pita Bread or Manakish Zaatar. and Tabbouleh Salad.