Kishkeh - Cold Mezze by Chef Hassan Al Naami |

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21 April 2021



Kishkeh - Cold Mezze by Chef Hassan Al Naami


2 and 1⁄2 cup labneh
3⁄4 cup yoghurt
3 tbsp burghul
1⁄2 tsp garlic
3 tpsp olive oil
1 tpsp fresh mint leaves
3 tbsp walnuts
1⁄3 tsp cumin powder
1⁄4 cup pistachio
Pomegranate seeds to garnish
Preparation Time


  • Soak the burghul in hot water for 20 minutes. Drain then press to extract the extra water.
  • Chop the mint leaves and garlic very finely and crush the walnuts and pistachios.
  • In mixing bowl place all ingredients except the pistachios and keep some olive oil for final touch. Mix everything until all ingredients mixed well together.
  • Serve in a bowl and garnish with a bunch of mint, pomegranate seeds and pistachio slivers.
Cooks Note

Chef Hassan Al Naami brings with him a decade worth of experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, where he has been bringing to life the culinary secrets from his kitchens. As the Executive Sous Chef of the resort, he now oversees the day-day to operations at Amaseena (@amaseena_dubai), including crafting the menus and guiding his team to prepare exceptional Middle Eastern delights. With a bright smile and his favorite Mandi dish ready to serve, he is often seen striking hearty conversations with our guests.

Bedouin-inspired tents, a star-filled sky and the sounds of live Arabic music create a sense of desert romance at Amaseena. Spark your imagination and palate at this Marina restaurant with a nightly buffet featuring Middle Eastern favorites and themed nights every Wednesday and Thursday. Guests can get acquainted with the aromas and flavours native to this region by enjoying family-style hot and cold mezzeh platters and dessert platter of Arabic sweets served to the table. All complemented by additions including Arabic coffee and Moroccan tea.

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