Easy Vegan Indian-Spiced Curried Hummus Recipe

Hummus with sweet potato and celery
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 1 cup (8 servings)

Homemade hummus is so easy to make! Add a little variety to your usual hummus recipe by adding some Indian spices, including curry, cumin and turmeric, and, if you're feeling adventurous, add some spicy jalapeno pepper. Hummus is one of the three foods I think you should never buy (because it so much easier and cheaper to make it at home!). 

Another great reason to love this hummus recipe? It doesn't need any tahini, which keeps it a little bit lower in fat (and certainly much cheaper!) than most traditional hummus recipes, which nearly always call for tahini. With all the added extra seasonings and flavors, you don't need the extra fat and flavor that the tahini usually adds to hummus. 

If you're serving this as a vegetarian hors d'oeuvres at a party, garnish it with a bit of fresh chopped cilantro. hor

This easy curried hummus recipe is both vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, and, if you're wondering, here's 6 reasons why vegans love hummus so much

Scroll down for a few more creative and unusual homemade hummus recipes to try. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (drained)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
  • Optional: 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded (optional)
  • dash salt (to taste)

How to Make It

Making hummus is easy! 

  1. Place the drained chickpeas (garbanzo beans) in a food processor or blender and add the lemon juice, garlic cloves, and olive oil and pulse just to combine.
  2. Then add the curry powder, cumin, turmeric, jalapeno pepper and a bit of salt, and process again until smooth and creamy. You can also add the fresh cilantro in with the spices, or, leave it out and just pulse it in a couple times to coarsely chop it up, depending on what you prefer. 
  1. You can add a little bit more liquid (olive oil, lemon juice or even a little bit of water) to get the consistency that you like. 
  2. Taste, and adjust seasoning to taste and add a little extra salt if needed. Sea salt or kosher salt is always going to give you the best flavor, rather than plain table salt. 

Recipe tip: Don't have a jalapeno pepper on hand, but still want to add a little spice? Add about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of your favorite hot sauce instead. 

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
198 Calories
7g Fat
27g Carbs
8g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)