HealthXchange's Professional Chef Series - Executive Chef Hany Moustafa from Shabestan Singapore

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This recipe serves 4.


Chick Peas - 250g

​Salt - 1 tsp

​Tahini Sauce - 100g

​White Pepper - 1 tsp

​Yoghurt (optional to make dish vegan) - 1 tblsp

​Lemon Juice - 1 tblsp OR Lemon Salt - 1tsp

​Crushed Ice - 100g


1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor orblender

2. Blend the ingredients for 7 - 10 minutes until it is creamy

3. Scoop the Hummus onto a plate

4. Drizzle olive oil and serve with pita bread

5. For gluten-free option, serve with carrots and celery sticks

Can be used as a dip or condiment, enjoy!

About the chef

Middle-Eastern Executive Chef, Hany Moustafa Basyouni Gabr, has been preparing Middle-Eastern cuisine for the last 26 years.

Previously from the kitchens of a Middle-Eastern Royal Family, Executive Chef Hany’s passion for Persian cuisine has got him using the best of ingredients and traditional Persian cooking techniques to ensure authentic Persian cuisine at Shabestan.

"Having mastered the art of cooking Middle-Eastern cuisine, the one Persian dish that stands out are the Persian Kebabs. From the way the meat is marinated, to the way it is moulded onto the skewer before being grilled over charcoal flames, the Persian kebabs are a must-try at Shabestan", says Executive Chef Hany.

About the etablishment

Shabestan, an award-winning Middle Eastern restaurant located in Robertson Quay, strives to bring the best of Middle Eastern cuisine to Singapore, by using authentic Persian spices, herbs and cooking techniques.

Open since 2013, Shabestan uses premium Halal lamb, Halal beef, Halal chicken, Halal fish and pairs it with the finest of ingredients such as saffron, olive oil, pomegranates, prunes, raisins, nuts and more.

Bringing a truly authentic Persian gastronomic experience to Singapore, every dish is made in house, and from scratch by the chefs at Shabestan.

The culinary team at Shabestan has created an extensive Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free menu for both locals and expats wanting to indulge in delicious Middle Eastern cuisine in Singapore.

Shabestan now offers Middle Eastern islandwide food delivery in Singapore with a minimum order of $30.

You can visit their website here.