Easy Vegan Indian-Spiced Curried Hummus Recipe

Easy vegan curried hummus recipe

The Spruce Eats / Anastasiia Tretiak

  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 1 cup (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
198 Calories
7g Fat
27g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 1 cup (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 8g
Calcium 62mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 six reasons why vegans love hummus so much

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

Ingredients

  • 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)
  • Dash salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for easy curried hummus
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  2. 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.

    Blend chickpeas
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  3. 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. 

    Add curry powder, cumin
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  4. 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. 

    Add olive oil
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  5. 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. 

    Serve
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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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