Top 5 Recipes from Middle Eastern Cuisine

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Middle Eastern cuisine is a beautiful amalgamation of ingredients, flavours and textures. The variety of options you have in this cuisine is like none other. You will come across the use of plenty of nutritious grains, fresh herbs, seasonal veggies and succulent meat dishes in the recipes from this region. Here are our top 5 picks for you to try.

Flavours of Hummus – Hummus is one of the best things you can make when you have a bunch of people over! We show you how to make convert a batch of basic hummus into delicious flavours with minimum effort in this step by step video recipe. Ever tried avocado or chutney hummus with homemade Pita or lavash? You will love it!

Fattoush – This simple fresh vegetable salad is one of the best ways to use leftover pita bread. A mix of fresh green veggies, herbs, olives and tomatoes and crisp pita dredged in an olive oil and lemon dressing. The bread is really what makes this salad stand out.

Shish Taouk with Rice – Skewers of marinated chicken and colourful bell peppers grilled till they are juicy and succulent served on a bed of a simple chicken stock flavoured rice. This one is simple to make and is packed with flavour – an all-time hit!

Mansaf - A traditional Jordanian dish of mutton cooked with almonds and served with roomali roti and pulao. Mansaaf is the whole deal – perfect to make when you have a large gathering of friends and family over!

Baklava – This is one of the most loved Middle Eastern sweets. Layers of crisp pastry and crunchy nuts doused in sugar syrup – it is not possible to stop at just one piece of baklava. The process is slightly time consuming, but definitely simple and worth it!


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.