Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr
3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

The flavor of the hummus is similar to that of Indian lentil dal but is much easier to prepare. Serve with warm pita wedges.

How to Make It

Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add curry and cumin; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Place garlic mixture, water, and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.

Ratings & Reviews

nallix's Review

January 01, 2012
Like everyone else, I increased the spices. In fact, I pretty much doubled everything but the garbanzos. The flavors are bold and impressive and very reminiscent of Indian lentils.

lollypaul's Review

July 30, 2011
I made this the first time a few years ago, and took it to a staff Christmas party, where everyone raved about it! I made it as written. I just made a half recipe a few minutes ago, and it is every bit as good! I'm going to use it as the base of a Greek layered dip, with cucumber, tomato, reduced fat feta, and a few sliced kalamata olives! Crazy good!

allisonlynn63's Review

March 27, 2011
This recipe was crazy easy and turned out really good - the only reason I'm giving it four stars is that I altered the recipe a bit, going a little crazy with the garlic, lemon, and spices, and I'm glad I did. It might have been a little bland otherwise (though I have been known to like super intense flavor/garlickiness).

selmafelice's Review

January 26, 2011
This recipe really called my attention because of the different spices. However, after reading so many different reviews I decided to make half of the recipe, increasing (a lot!) garlic, spices and lemon. Well... for me it was still blend, and I had to add more salt and lemon till I could reach an interesting flavor. Final result was good, but the traditional hummus for me is still unbeatable.

ladyloca's Review

December 15, 2010
Turned out a bit flat. Added 1/2 tsp. of dark (Asian) sesame oil to first batch to replicate missing tahini. Second batch added 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper. Better

Hollypop's Review

October 23, 2010
This was easy to make, and I did take the suggestion of adding more of the spices and lemon juice. I think next time I would add more garlic and even more spices. I found it a bit bland, however maybe it gets better as it sits.

Ilikefood's Review

December 30, 2009
I loved the recipe. I would just increase the spices and lemon juice like other reviewers said. I will make this again for sure.