Golden Hummus Recipe

Hummus has become my new best friend. It makes a great spread for multiple breakfasts and lunches.

Adding a pinch of turmeric to the ‘traditional’ hummus makes it colorful, tasty, and anti-inflammatory! [I know this because Nabin’s granny has Osteoarthritis and turmeric is almost always recommended by her doctors. *nerd*]

This version is completely oil-free. Recipe for Tahini can be found HERE. Tahini is super tasty and extremely simple to prepare.

Golden Turmeric

You can store it for 4-5 days in the fridge.


Golden Turmeric

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The Golden Hummus




Yield 1 cup

Adding a pinch of turmeric to the traditional hummus makes it colorful, tasty, and anti-inflammatory!


  • 1 cup Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 8 Fresh Curry Leaves [Optional]
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted Sesame Seeds


  1. Add 1 cup dry chickpeas to a large bowl. Fill with water so that the water level is at least 2 inches above the peas. Let them soak overnight in the fridge.
  2. Drain the chickpeas and transfer to a saucepan (or pressure cooker or an instant pot). Add 2 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.  
    1. IF Using Saucepan - Cover the lid and heat the saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the water starts to boil, lower the heat and cook for 30-40 minutes. The boiled chickpeas must be easily crushed with your fingers.
    2. IF Using Pressure Cooker - Cover the lid and heat over high heat. Cook for three whistles.
    3. IF Using Instant Pot - Cover the lid and seal the valve. Select Manual and cook for 6 minutes on High Pressure.
  3. Using a food processor, pulse the chickpeas, garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini, turmeric, salt, and curry leaves. While the food processor is running, slowly add 1/4 cup water. Add 1/4 cup more if you want a lighter texture.
  4. Top it off with roasted cumin powder and roasted sesame seeds.


Note: Tastes best with roasted cumin powder. 

Courses Basics

Cuisine Middle Eastern

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 962

% Daily Value

Total Fat 28.4 g


Saturated Fat 3.5 g


Sodium 63.7 mg


Total Carbohydrates 122 g


Dietary Fiber 26.7 g


Sugars 21.6 g

Protein 49 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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