Posted by: Deana | March 17, 2009

Curry! Curry! Curry!

Z and I love curry, and I need to get some of our favorite curry recipes recorded here.  So far I only have Curried Spit Pea Soup, but there should be more coming: Chicken Broccoli, Curried Chicken Salad, and there are two Chicken Curry recipes that we love.

Z loves almost all curry, I love golden curry that’s not spicy! As much as I’ve tried, I cannot eat spicy food.  One bite and my mouth feels so much like it’s burning up that I can’t taste anything after that.  So all of our curry recipes are deliciously mild.

This one is a recent favorite that I found in my cookbook: 366 Delicious Ways to Cook Rice, Beans, and Grains.  When we make hummus, we usually spread it on flat bread from Trader Joe’s, fold it in half, and eat it like a sandwich.

Curried Hummus
Serves 6-10

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chapped fresh parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained
  • ¼ tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Louisiana-style hot pepper sauce (I omitted this)
  • 1-4 T. water (optional)
  • 1½ tsp. curry powder
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chapped scallions or chives

In a food processor (you could use a hand blender)combine cilantro, parsley, and garlic and process until very finely chopped.  Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and hot sauce, process until smooth and creamy, adding the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed to make a light, smooth consistency.  Stir in the curry powder, salt, and pepper to taste, and chopped scallions.  Transfer to a serving bowl and set aside for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.


  1. […] especially for someone who loves that fresh garlic-fresh lemon zing!  It reminded us of the curried hummus we frequently enjoy.  We had it on Trader Joe’s garlic naan bread, with fresh corn on the […]

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