22 Reviews

This is not a Turkish food. You can call this as an Arabic food but not Turkish. Try to categorize foods better so that people will not be disappointed when they meet with real Turks.

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onurodyakmaz January 19, 2014

Can't believe that it's got 4.4 grams of saturated fat though? Delicious, agree with adding a half teaspoon of ground cumin and I also added a quarter of hot chilli powder for extra bite :-)

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philinbulgaria July 07, 2013

Just made your hummus today and it came out great. I had no problem with it since I avoided the hassle and used 2 cans of beans. Popped everything in the food processor and voila. We love lemon garlic and tahini and found the ratio is perfect. The only thing I added was a half tsp of cumin, since we Armenians love cumin. Thanks for posting...will certainly make this again!

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manushag February 01, 2012

This was my first time ever trying home-made hummus. the tahini was a bit overwhelming as was the amount of lemons (and I used small ones). And because I loathe cleaning a garlic press, i grate my garlic--and unfortunately my cloves must've been too big, so it's a little strong altogether...on a good note, my husband will probably like it, but I don't think my one-year old will be dipping into this batch. i searched a lot before my attempt, and couldn't figure out if the chickpeas should be shelled?? I found a recipe that said you should if you want it to be creamier, so I went ahead and the texture is pretty smooth, not that it makes it better or worse. Not sure how it would have come out had I not shelled them... I used the pressure cooker for a good 15 minutes and then simmered them for an additional 10 minutes or so (for fear I would boil them too much), and the chick peas themselves came out wonderful. Never worked with tahini before...what a mess! Ultimately, I had to dig into it with my hands and mix it up. So, between the shelling, grating, pressing lemons before squeezing (and I haven't picked up a lemon juice maker thing yet), mesing about with the tahini, and my itty bitty food processor that i brought from NY (none of this is the recipes fault), I had quite the project on my hands... Think I'll have to add a little water for it to not be so pasty/thick, but, that's probably also my fault since I doubled the recipe and wasn't very exact with my measurements. Overall, a good standard recipe and very much a learning experience for me personally. I'll have to look in my Turkish cook book and see if the recipe is more or less the same as this one...

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shalazay August 18, 2009

Love this recipe, I have made it twice so far. I did add some roasted red peppers to the last batch and it was amazing. Thanks for posting

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C.C June 27, 2009

Delicious and as authentic as you can get. Wonderful! Thank you.

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TaterBug! :) May 11, 2009

I made this today. I also used the pressurer cooker, soaked the chick peas for an hour, then cooked it in the pressurer cooker for 20 minutes. I did add more garlic then specified as we LOVE garlic. This is an awesome recipe thank you my toddlers love you for it too!

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lovinmykids August 24, 2008
Hummus Bi Tahina (Turkish Hummus)