Curried Hummus Recipe

1 Aug

It’s summer time and we look to eat light. My husband found a curried hummus recipe and he made it for the first time. It turned out quite good except he forgot to saute the garlic lightly so the raw garlic sting was a bit of a put off.

I am not a big fan of hummus as I don’t enjoy the sourness and the bitter after taste. So I was excited to try his version with a simple modification based on my tastes.


Curried Hummus made with Low-Fat Yogurt

If you are like me, who loves to eat healthy but does not stick to the norm’s of cooking, then I think you will enjoy my recipe. I decide to saute the onions and the spices along with the garlic to give it a more wholesome taste. I knocked the lime/lemon juice as the yogurt had the sourness. But like I said before, “Be creative, you know what you like and how you like it”.


  • 1 can 15oz  garbanzo beans/ chick peas
  • 1 tsp of xacuti spice mix
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • Salt to taste



  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions. Saute for about 3-4 minutes till lightly translucent.
  • Next add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Finally add the xacuti spices and saute for a quick minute to cook off the spices rawness.
  • Take of heat and add the drained garbanzos / chickpea and mix it well. Add salt to season the beans.
  • Pour this mixture along with the yogurt in your grinder and puree it till a smooth paste.

Curry Hummus with Yogurt

Enjoy it with fresh-cut veggies, pita bread or along with a Baked Falafel wrap.


Keeps well for about a week in the refrigerator.



33 Responses to “Curried Hummus Recipe”

  1. hafong August 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Looks so delicious!

    • Nandini August 1, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

      Thank You so much 🙂

  2. Rhonda Sittig August 1, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    We ARE big fans of hummus and this looks like it has so much flavor! fun recipe!

    • Nandini August 1, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

      Thanks Rhonda! Yes it has 🙂

  3. Soup Guru August 2, 2014 at 12:46 am #

    Loved the idea of adding spices to the hummus!

    • Nandini August 2, 2014 at 8:32 am #

      Thanks! We love anything spiced 🙂

  4. Daring to Dream it August 2, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    This sounds lovely! Cannot wait to try it.

    • Nandini August 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

      Thank You so much :-). I hope you do give it a go.

  5. camparigirl August 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    I love hummus and make it often but I understand your bitterness issue. Sometimes, for an extra kick, I add chipotle. It covers the bitterness – assuming you like it spicy.

    • Nandini August 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

      Oh…Thanks for the tip, we love spicy 🙂 Yeah, am not too fond of the bitter after taste and I think it is because of the tahini sauce that some hummus are made with.

  6. Catherine of VegCharlotte August 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    I loved how you modified this to suit your own taste. I don’t understand why people spend so much money on hummus in stores, when it is so easy and cheap to make your own PLUS you can tailor it to your own tastes exactly!

    • Nandini August 2, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

      Thank You Catherine. That is so true. I guess I too learnt it the hard way 🙂

  7. Nienke August 3, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Sounds delicious! I just came back from morocco and bought a spice mix (ras al kalout or something) and I think it might go well wirh a hummus recipe!

    • Nandini August 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

      Thanks! I’m sure, any spices should work well 🙂

  8. Traditionally Modern Food August 4, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    Guess curry powder would have added nice flavour:-)

    • Nandini August 4, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

      Yes it did, since we like anything with spice 🙂

  9. dawnspitfire August 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    Love yur food! My like buttom fails on my phone!
    Sharing a couple/few on Facebook ♥

  10. shabeeha August 6, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Thanks for visiting and liking my blog. Hope to see you back. I’ve browsed is and this hummus recipe looks like a winner
    I love hummus and I will be trying this recipe out and definitely looking for more.

    • Nandini August 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

      You are welcome Shabeeha :-). And thanks for your kind words.

  11. livecook August 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    I am sure sauteing the onion, garlic and spices added a ton of flavors to the hummus. I can almost smell it 🙂 Looks vibrant!

    • Nandini August 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

      Thanks! Yes it did and sauteed onions taste better then raw 🙂

  12. mrsratfire August 8, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    Can I move in?

    • Nandini August 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      MrsRatfire, you are welcome anytime :-). Have a great weekend!

  13. Chitra Jagadish August 9, 2014 at 1:49 am #

    Curried hummus looks droolicious. …could guess the flavour just awesome flavourful dip…

    • Nandini August 9, 2014 at 10:02 am #

      Thanks Chitra! It was a nice twist to the regular hummus flavor.

  14. Shaheen Reviews August 11, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Wow, This looks heavenly. 🙂 Will definitely try !

    • Nandini August 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

      Thanks Shaheen 🙂

  15. SIri Ved Kaur October 1, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    This looks amazing and I love your photos,

  16. julia streetstyle March 24, 2015 at 12:38 am #

    I am sure that this is the best hummus I’ve ever seen. It looks so delicious.
    Good idea to add curry.
    XOXO Julia ❤

    • Nandini March 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm #

      Thank You so much Julia! That is so sweet and kind of you to say 🙂

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