Spicy Indian-style hummus

By Hallmark staff on November 28th, 2023
Indian style chickpea dip 600

Garlic, fresh ginger, garam masala and turmeric add a spicy flair of flavours to this Indian-style hummus recipe. Once you see how easy it is to make your own fresh hummus with canned chickpeas and yogourt, you'll never go back to store-bought! Serve this spicy chickpea dip with assorted vegetables for a healthy alternative to chips and dip.

Yield: 3 cups

Nutrition facts: Per ¼ cup serving: 68 calories, 1.8 g fat, 10 g carbohydrates (1.8 g fibre), 3 g protein, 341 mg sodium

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Indian style chickpea dip 600


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (1½ in.), peeled and thinly sliced (1 Tbsp.)
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • ¾ tsp. garam masala or mild curry powder
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2, 15 oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 6 oz. plain low-fat yogourt
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice


  1. In small skillet, heat olive oil over low heat. Add garlic, ginger slices and scallions, and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until scallions have wilted, about 2 minutes. Add garam masala (or curry powder), turmeric and salt, and stir to coat.
  2. Transfer ginger-garlic mixture to food processor, along with chickpeas, yogourt and lemon juice. Process chickpeas to smooth puree, about 1 minute. Serve with assorted cut-up vegetables, such as orange and yellow bell peppers, fresh fennel, endive, celery and carrots.