All vegan & easy to make at home using your everyday nutrient rich chickpea!

Chickpea is high in protein & fibre and sesame seeds in calcium.



  • Boiled chickpeas
  • 3-4 garlic
  • 1tsp cumin powder (jeera)
  • 1tsp chilly powder
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Bell pepper – red
  • Parsley / Coriander leaves
  • 1tbsp Tahini paste* (sesame seeds+olive oil)
  • Pita bread

Tahini paste-

  1. Roast sesame seeds (til) till color changes slightly. Cool & grind in mixie.
  2. Mix with olive oil to make a paste.


For the Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus:

  1. Rub a little oil on the bell pepper.
  2. Roast over flame, turn on all sides till charred.
  3. Let it cool, peel & discard the outer skin.
  4. Add these pieces with the same ingredients & follow the same steps as the simple hummus.

For Simple Hummus: 

  1. Soak chickpeas overnight and boil. Keep liquid to use in blending.
  2. Blend a bowl of chickpeas, 2 garlic, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, lil chilly powder, 1 tbsp tahini, salt, lemon juice, little oil into a smooth paste. Taste & adjust.
  3. Add a little liquid or water as needed.
  4. Make a dent with a spoon and drizzle some olive oil, sprinkle chilly powder.
  5. Garnish with parsley or coriander leaves.

Grill pita bread on grill pan & serve.



  1. Divide in 2 portions so you have enough for both.
  2. Add more chilly powder if you like it spicy.
  3. Can roast bell pepper in the oven as well.
  4. Pita bread is store bought but check packing to see that it’s vegan.


Vanessa believes in conscious & compassionate living. She follows a plant-based lifestyle and loves to be creative and take photos of food. She manages the page The Vanilla Vegan where she shares recipes to show others the simplicity of plant-based living.
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