Lebanese Feast

I thought it was Sunday. The meal thought it was Sunday too. But aajkal kya Sunday kya Thursday.

Lebanese feast for lunch


Hummus and Labneh dips

Baked chicken and potatoes
What a wonderful meal


3tbsp chickpeas soaked overnight and cooked in the pressure cooker next day

3tbsp lemon juice

1-2 tbsp lightly dry roasted til/sesame

4 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic paste/2-3 crushed garlic


  1. Grind toasted til to a paste with little olive oil, this makes your tahini paste
  2. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, salt and garlic, churn again till smooth
  3. Whilethe the mixer is running, add 2 tbsp olive oil a little at a time.
  4. Spoon the hummus in a bowl and drizzle olive oil and some red chilli flakes. Serve cold


400ml curd


Olive oil to drizzle

Pinch of Zataar

  1. Mix salt to the curd and whip well
  2. Tie the curd in a Muslim cloth and hang it for the water to drain for 2 hrs.
  3. Untie the cloth and place it on a sieve. Spread it well by pressing down
  4. Place this sieve on a bowl and cover and keep it in the fridge to drain for 24 hrs 
  5. Remove into a bowl and drizzle olive oil and Zataar. Serve cold

Baked chicken and potatoes

1 kg chicken pieces

1/2 cup Olive oil

4 cloves of crushed garlic

1 tsp salt

Juice from 1/2 – 1 lemon

2 heaped tsp Za’atar

1 tsp red chilli flakes

3 cubed potatoes

  1. Mix all the ingredients in the oil. Adjust seasoning
  2. Rub each piece of chicken all over with the mixture and marinate it overnight.
  3. Place the chicken flat in one layer on a greased baking dish.  Cover with foil.
  4. Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees C for 20 minutes, covered.
  5. Remove from oven, discard foil.
  6. Place the potato cubes all around the tray, drizzle olive oil on it and sprinkle salt and chilli flakes on the potatoes.
  7. Baste the chicken with the juices from the pan before placing it back in the oven to bake with the potatoes. 
  8. Bake another 20-30 minutes (approx.). Till chicken is golden and cooked 

Pita recipe pls follow Sumod Tom’s blog – https://sumodtomzcuisines.com/recipe/pita-bread/