One of the plus points of living in the middle east is its tasty and scrumptious food. Ever since I came to live in India, I longed to eat the dishes that I grew up eating. Hummous, Mushakal, Shish taouk, the kababs, Shawarmas and the various kinds of salads.
I have tried a number of Lebanese restaurants in Gurgaon and Navi Mumbai but never found the food to meet my expectations. After all I had the best, while living in Kuwait. So I thought, to take things into my own hands and prepare a lovely Lebanese spread for lunch. The menu comprised of hummous, shish taouk and feta salad, served with pita bread. I was very happy with the end result…. Yay!! my hard work paid off. Hubby dear enjoyed it and said the food tasted very much like the food in “Palm Palace” – a lovely Lebanese restaurant in Kuwait.
Please try these recipes for yourself as well and tell me how it came out and if you enjoyed eating it.
For the Hummous,
I1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas
3-4 tbsp of tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
Some lemon juice (1/2 a lemon)
Extra virgin olive oil
- Put all the ingredients in the food processor and blend it well to form a smooth and creamy paste. Use water to blend the mixture.
- Serve it on a small platter with a drizzle of olive oil.
This dish goes well with pita bread or makes a great spread for sandwiches.