Once great thing about living in the Middle East is all the fantastic food.  Abu Dhabi is such a mixture of culture, but there is one dish that everyone is familiar with and that is hummus. This side dish is extremely easy to make, and can be personalized to suit every taste bud.  It is most popularly served with pita bread but can be served whatever you like such as with carrots and cucumber.

Hummus is a nutritious snack that is high in iron, vitamin C and B, and protein.  Because fresh hummus is available in the shops,  I must admit I  have never made my own hummus until I tried this recipe. Last summer on a trip back home, the only hummus available was pre-packaged flavored (who know’s what they put in it) hummus.  It just didn’t seem right to eat it and it lacked the natural taste.  You will see, this recipe is easy to follow and modify.  I want to learn how to make this simple dishes so that when the day comes that  I go home, I will know how to recreate the tastes of the Middle East.

Here is Priyanka’s Hummus Recipe

1 can of canned chickpeas
2 tablespoons tahini (seasme seed paste)
4-5 garlic cloves
2 tablespoon yoghurt ( u can use lemon juice instead of yoghurt )
sea salt as per taste
2 tablespoons of olive oil for garnishing
pinch of red chilli powder for garnishing

Kindly add all ingredient into mixer jar (only keep olive oil and red chilli powder for garnish)
Make into a fine paste. Add a little bit water if it’s too thick ….. Blend it until perfection.
Garnish – put into serving bowl, add olive oil and sprinkle with red chill powder and enjoy as dip.


Real Housewife of Abu Dhabi Recipe Contributor:

The Lovely Priyanka Singh

I am home maker and a creative and social person.  I like to meet new people and make friends.  My hobbies include photography, traveling, dancing, cooking but my passion is painting.   I just love art in every form!