Summer sharing dishes by Jumeirah restaurants

Delicious plates to share by our head chef at Al Nafoorah Jumeirah Emirates Towers


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Our Head Chef Ali Fouad at Al Nafoorah Jumeirah Emirates Towers has unveiled his recipes for delicious dishes to share with friends and family. Hummus, falafel and lentil soup are a wonderful accompaniment to summer lunches and dinners. Follow our talented chef's recipes to make your next gathering an extra special occasion.


A refreshing, light starter: Lentil Soup



  • 100g red lentils
  • 10g leeks
  • 10g celery
  • 10g garlic
  • 10g onion
  • 10g potato
  • 10g carrot
  • 15g butter
  • 3g cumin powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and chop all the vegetables into small chunks.
  • In a pot, add the butter and chopped vegetables, and stir until cooked.
  • When the vegetables are cooked, add the lentils.
  • Mix well with salt and cumin and leave until the soup is well cooked.
  • Blend the soup to a smooth consistency.
  • Serve hot.
  • Add croutons (optional).


Fresh hummus dip



  • 150g dry chickpeas
  • 70g tahini sauce
  • 50ml corn oil
  • 7ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 7ml lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Ice cubes


  • Ensure the chickpeas are soaked in water for four to six hours until soft. Once soft, wash the chickpeas and boil in bicarbonate of soda until well cooked.
  • Once boiled, strain the chickpeas and chill in the fridge.
  • Using a blender, blend the chickpeas with olive oil until creamy.
  • Add in the tahini, lemon juice and salt.
  • Add ice cubes into the blender to ensure the hummus is cold and remains white.
  • Serve cold.
  • Add olive oil to taste.


Delicious plate of falafel



  • 150g dry chickpeas
  • 25g fresh and dry coriander
  • 30g garlic
  • 15g spring onion
  • 15g bicarbonate of soda
  • 7g cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 10g white sesame seeds
  • 50ml frying oil
  • Tahini sauce: 30g tahini, 10ml lemon juice, salt to taste & 5ml water


  • Soak the chickpeas in water for four to six hours until soft. Strain when ready.
  • In a blender, add the chickpeas, washed coriander, spring onion and dried coriander with the bicarbonate of soda, cumin powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  • Our the mixture into a bowl and mix again with a spatula to ensure a smooth consistency. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan.
  • Take a spoonful of the mixture, dip it in the sesame seeds, and immediately place it in the hot oil (170°C). Ensure it is fried and cooked properly (around 3 - 4 minutes).
  • Prepare the sauce by mixing tahini with lemon juice and salt. Add water until the sauce has a watery consistency.
  • Serve falafels hot with tahini sauce on the side.

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