Bahrain is my home for the past 10 years, yet I haven’t posted many recipes that represent the food of this region.Lately, I’ve been getting requests for Arabic recipes and I feel embarrassed to give a negative reply.
I think apart from Shawarma, which has a cult status, Arabic Mezze is the next well known dish of the region. Mezze is similar to appetiser/ starter/ finger food. Arabic Mezze usually consists of Hummus, Moutabel, Labneh, Tabbouleh,Fattoush. It may vary from place to place.
Last week, one of my friends gifted me some veggies she got from a local farmer’s market. There was a Red Bell Pepper in that lot. Rather than using it for a stir fry, I wanted to make something that highlights the flavour of the pepper. The smokiness from the charred red bell pepper gives a nice twist to the regular hummus. It’s also a very healthy snack and nutritious too. If you are still sticking on to your new year resolution of eating healthy (I know it’s a very big IF ;) ) , this is a good recipe. You can have it with some sliced veggies, pita bread or you can make sandwiches using this as a spread.
Before we go to the recipe, let me share something with you. MM was featured in New Indian Express Newspaper, Kochi edition, last Friday :)