Learn Hebrew While Cooking - Hummus

Updated: Jun 15



Hummus (חוּמוּס) is a spread made from crushed hummus grains (gargirim - גַּרְגִּירִים). Here’s a recipe (matkon - מַתְכּוֹן) for you to make your own homemade hummus!


The Ingredients

  • 500 gram small hummus grains.

  • 1 tsp drinking soda.

  • ½ cup (cos - כּוֹס) raw tahini (thina golmit - טְחִינָה גָּולְמִית).

  • ¼ cup lemon juice (mits limon - מִיץ לִימוֹן), or one squeezed fresh lemon.

  • 5 garlic (shoom - שׁוּם) cloves.

  • ½ tsp salt (melah - מֶלַח).

  • ¼ tsp black pepper (pilpel shahor - פִּלְפֵּל שָׁחוֹר).

  • ½ tsp cumin (camon - כַּמּוֹן).

The Instructions

  1. Soak hummus grains for 24 hours with drinking soda. Wash the grains after soaking it.

  2. Cook the hummus grains with water (ma’im - מַיִם) until the grains gets soft. (Keep the water aside!)

  3. Mix together: filtered hummus grains, raw tahini, lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt, black pepper, cumin. Crush everything (hacol - הַכֹּל) together with the water you used for cooking the hummus grains, until you get a uniform texture (ta’arovet ahida - תַּעֲרוֹבֶת אֲחִידָה).

Pro Tips

Decorations for serving: After you move your finished hummus to a plate (tzalahat - צַלַּחַת), you can spread some hummus grains over your ready hummus, some olive oil (shemen za’it - שֶׁמֶן זַיִת), and some parsley (petruzilia - פֶּטְרוֹזִילְיָה)!

  • If you like spicy (harif - חָרִיף) food, you can add 1 tea spoon of hot sauce.

Bon Appétit! - Bete’avon - בְּתֵאָבוֹן!

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