Spicy Indian-Style Hummus

Spicy Indian-Style Hummus

Hummus made with Indian spicings


  • pinch of asafetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 1/4 cups dried chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil (or more to achieve your desired consistency
  • 2 fresh green or red chilies, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric


  1. Rinse the chickpeas and soak for 8 hours or overnight covered in several inches of water. Drain and rinse, then transfer to a large saucepan. Cover with several inches of fresh water, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the beans are buttery soft. Drain.
  2. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and process until you have a thick, smooth paste. You may need to add extra olive oil or a bit of water if you want a thinner paste.

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