How to make Spiced Red Pepper Hummus -

Red pepper adds a new dimension to the popular hummus.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Medium red pepper (capsicum), Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Dips

Spiced Red Pepper Hummus

Spiced Red Pepper Hummus Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Spiced Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

  • Medium red pepper (capsicum) 1 cup

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked, boiled and peeled 1 cup

  • Pita breads 2

  • Garlic chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Sesame paste (tahini) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp + to sprinkle

  • Extra virgin olive oil 8 tablespoons

  • Lemon 1


Step 1

Roast red pepper on direct flame till its skin gets charred all around. Put it in a bowl of water and gently rub the skin till it peels off.

Step 2

Cut pita breads into small even triangles, split open their pockets and toast them on a hot non-stick pan.

Step 3

Put the chickpeas into a chopper jar. Chop the red pepper roughly and put into the same jar.

Step 4

Add garlic, sesame paste, salt, red chilli powder and 4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil and process till smooth.

Step 5

Squeeze juice of the lemon into the jar and process again.

Step 6

Transfer the hummus into a bowl. Drizzle remaining extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle a little red chilli powder.

Step 7

Serve with pita crisps.

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