Middle Eastern food

Matcha panna cotta
An exotic dessert with Arabic, Japanese and European elements, this panna cotta is sure to be a crowd pleaser
Spiced aubergine and chickpeas
Whip up this deceptively simple vegetarian weekday supper using hearty chickpeas, one of your pantry essentials. Serve without yoghurt for a vegan option
Sheikh El Mehshi
Dubai-based food writer Tala Soubra shares her family recipe for this popular Middle Eastern main course, which is flavourful and filling while still being simple to make
Moroccan lamb pie
This warming, hearty dish is a traditional Moroccan favourite and is a delicious option for making use of your leftover lamb. Serve with roasted vegetables or a side of salad
Moghrabia
Chef Ali Fouad of Al Nafoorah in Jumeirah Emirates Towers shares his recipe for this delectable main dish that is sure to be a highlight of any iftar spread during Ramadan
Lamb ouzi
Lamb ouzi is a traditional UAE dish that the whole family can enjoy. Chef Ali Fouad of Al Nafoorah in Jumeirah Emirates Towers shares an easy ouzi recipe that’s ideal for iftar
Kofta Bel Seney
Chef Ali Fouad of Al Nafoorah in Jumeirah Emirates Towers shares his kofta bel seney recipe. Ideal for iftar during Ramadan, it is also a wholesome dinner any time of the year
Organic chia pudding
Maria Jesusa DV Crisostomo, head pastry chef at Fen Café and Restaurant, created this dessert that combines traditional Arabic ingredients with Japanese and European influences
Luqaimat
Chef Waruna Kumara shows us how to prepare this hearty and flavourful Emirati dish that is traditionally eaten during suhoor