Coconut Curry Hummus

This recipe for coconut curry hummus adds a flair of spice to my favorite extra-creamy hummus recipe with garam masala and coconut oil.

The Original Recipe

My original hummus recipe is still a favorite go-to.  I make a big batch and it will last a week for random snacking, schmearing on sandwiches and, my personal favorite, as an addition to a hearty salad.  The secret to super creamy hummus is adding baking soda to the soaking process and again to the cooking process.  It interacts with the dried chickpeas to break them down so that when you blend them in the food processor they become extra soft and creamy.

Cooking the Chickpeas

I always use my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker to cook the beans for this recipe.  I much prefer using dried beans to canned from a flavor standpoint.  If you don’t have a pressure cooker, I have the alternative stovetop directions in the recipe below.

If you would rather used canned beans, feel free, just omit the extra soaking water and baking soda from the recipe.

Hummus with Curry

I decided to riff on this recipe by adding a little Indian inspired flair with coconut oil in place of olive oil and garam masala and turmeric for color and flavor.  When you read the recipe you might think, “but that’s not enough oil!”  Don’t worry, if you use the baking soda trick, the creaminess comes from the chickpeas and the tahini, not the oil.

Coconut Curry Hummus with Coconut Oil and Garam Masala


One note with this recipe is that the amount of water you add to it will probably vary based on your taste.  Some people like their hummus thicker, others thinner, so it’s up to you.  Just add more water if it’s too thick and you’ll be in business.

Freshness Factor

Our family of four will polish off this recipe within a week without any signs of spoiling.  Keep it refrigerated in an airtight container for up to seven days.

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Coconut Curry Hummus with Tortilla Chips

Coconut Curry Hummus

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


An easy, extra creamy recipe for homemade hummus with a coconut and curry twist.


  • 11oz dried garbanzo beans
  • water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 24 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Cover 11 oz dried garbanzo beans with water so fully submerged and add 1 tsp baking soda. Allow to soak 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Drain the soaking beans and add them to an Instant Pot (or electric pressure cooker) with 1 cup water, 1-2 cloves garlic and 1 tsp baking soda and cook on high for 8 minutes. *if you don’t have a pressure cooker, boil in a pot on high for 20 to 40 minutes until soft and slightly over cooked, but not too mushy
  3. Add the beans to a food processor with 1/2 cup tahini, 2 – 4 tbs lemon juice based on taste, 2 tbs oil, salt, spices and start to blend, slowly adding in additional water until the hummus it the consistency you like. Adjust water and salt until desired flavor and texture.
  4. Serve with pita and vegetables.
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: Pressure Cooking
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: instant pot, pressure cooker, garbanzo, chickpeas, curry, garam masala, food processor

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