The first time I made it, I wasn't a huge fan. Following the recipe to the detail didn't elicit anything particularly tasty, and the texture was very grainy. For the second batch, I shelled the chickpeas (pinching the bean to remove the outer skin). This made a HUGE difference in the texture and removed all of the graininess. I added another a bit more red pepper (another 1/4 of a pepper per batch). I'm basically making it in vats weekly to keep the ever-snacking boyfriend healthy and happy. :)
This came out incredibly tasty. I always salt and pepper to taste, but the cumin was a great addition. Not too much tahini, which was nice. I also added 1 Tbsp of olive oil to smooth it out - delish!
Used roasted red peppers from a jar and followed recipe as written. Looked dry, so added another tablespoon of tahini and about a tablespoon of olive oil. Used a little more cumin than it called for. I liked it!!
Try it with golden raisins.