Roasted Peanut Hummus


Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern dip/spread that is commonly made with boiled Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini (ground sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor. Here I have made an different variation of  Hummus – Roasted Peanut hummus- by blending Roasted Peanut, sesame seeds, peanut oil, lemon juice onion and garlic.This is quick and instant in that it does not need you to boil chickpeas or tahini paste. You simply need peanuts and sesame seeds and your Hummus will be ready in minutes and is a  vegan, vegetarian and a wonderful keto option.


There are days where I suddenly feel like trying something new and this was on such day I was back from work and just had the little one with me. I was looking through the cupboards for some ideas and saw the peanuts I took it out and my LO goes ‘Amma, can I help?’ so we got started.

I quickly roasted the peanuts and all the other ingredients and added to the magic bullet mixi jar and suddenly I see my LO carrying the magic bullet in her tiny hand. I quickly help her place it on the counter. She also wanted to help me grind so I let her press the jar along with me and she is thrilled …. the little pleasures of life – precious moments.


Our Hummus was ready, I get it set for a quick photo shoot while i struggled to get the LO’s hands off  of it at the same time. She was trying to dip her chips in the hummus LOL. Finally I managed to get some clicks and off we went to enjoy some hummus with chips. here is the recipe..


Roasted Peanut Hummus

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 cup Peanuts
2 tsp Split Black gram
2 tbs sesame
2 garlic cloves
1 medium shallot
2-3 red chillis
4-5 tbs Oil
salt to taste


  1. Dry roast the peanuts in a pan. When its half way done add in theSplit Black gram and roast both till golden brown.
  2. Remove the peanuts mix from the pan into the mixer and let it cool.
  3. In the same pan add the garlic pods and the shallot to the pan and fry it for coupe of minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and add the red chilies and sesame seeds and let it slightly roast in the pan heat.
  5. Add in the garlic pods, onion, Sesame mix to the mixer.
  6. Grind the mix by adding little water till it comes together but not too much.
  7. Once the mixture comes together ad the oil in and grind it to a smooth paste
  8. Remove the hummus on to a bowl.
  9. now heat up some oil ( I used peanut oil) till lukewarm and roast some peatuts.
  10. Add it to the Hummas and garnish the hummus with some coriander leaves optional.
  11. A perfect change to the regular hummus.

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Are peanuts Ketogenic?

Peanuts, are technically legumes. But from a nutritional standpoint, they’re closer to nuts, which is why they’re put in the latter category. Like most nuts, peanuts are also low in carbs, so yes, they are ketogenic.

Are peanuts Vegan? 

Peanuts are plant based protein and are technically legumes. In addition, plant-based protein, peanuts are low in cholesterol and saturated fat, and contains many beneficial nutrients like fiber, vitamins, minerals, and bioactives shown to help reduce the risk of many diseases.

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