Comfort Food Series: Fatteh

Fatteh (???), meaning “to crumble” in Arabic, can be traced back to the 13th century Abbasid Caliphate period. This mix of fried bread, chickpeas, yogurt, & buttery pine nuts will have everyone asking for seconds!

Find the recipe below- and don’t forget to try the Eggplant Version!


  • Chickpeas
  • Pita bread
  • Plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tsp. tahini paste
  • Salt
  • 2 tb. pine nuts
  • 2 tb. olive oil

Cut the pita bread to small pieces using kitchen scissors. Deep fry the pita pieces. Spread them on a baking sheet & bake for 5 minutes– until light brown and crispy.

Wash the canned chickpeas & place in a small pot with some water. Warm them for 5-7 minutes & set aside.

Heat olive oil in a small pan & cook pine nuts until they are brown & crispy.

Assemble the fatteh in a large serving plate — starting with pita on the bottom, followed by chickpeas & yogurt. Finally, drizzle the pine nuts & olive oil on top. Sahtein!


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