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Fetteh (Chickpea, Yogurt, and Bread Casserole)

Fetteh (Chickpea, Yogurt, and Bread Casserole)
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time

20 Mins
Serves

2 bowls
Fetteh is traditionally topped with a big slick of pine nuts sauteed in clarified butter, or with a douse of olive oil.
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Source:  Haifa Arab Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 large thin pita bread
  • 1 clove garlic
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ounces plain good quality plain yogurt, full fat or 2%, not fat free, at room temperature
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • pinch of cumin
  • chopped tomatoes and parsley, for serving

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Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Seperate the pita bread in half and toast in the oven until golden brown and toasted, but not burned. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then break into bite-size pieces.

  2. Meanwhile, empty chickpeas into a saucepan with their liquid and bring to a simmer. Cook chickpeas until completely tender- most canned chickpeas are too firm and I find they take about 15-20 minutes of simmering before they are tender enough to smush easily between your fingers.

  3. Place yogurt in a bowl. Crush garlic in a mortar and pestle or press garlic through a garlic press. Add the garlic to the yogurt along with a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice. Stir to combine. If your yogurt is on the thick side, add a touch of water to make your yogurt pourable consistency.

  4. Divide half the crumbled pita between two individual-size bowls. Spoon half the chickpeas over the pita pieces, allowing a little of the warm chickpea liquid to soak the bread pieces. Pour half the yogurt mixture over the bread and chickpeas, sprinkle with a pinch of cumin. Repeat the layering in the bowls: bread, chickpeas, yogurt, pinch of cumin. Top with chopped tomatoes and parsley (or sauteed pine nuts, if you prefer).

  5. Serve immediately.

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Comments posted by users for Fetteh (Chickpea, Yogurt, and Bread Casserole) recipe:

  1. WOW! I have been looking for this recipe for a long time, as our local Moroccan eatery serves a dish which looks VERY similar - can't wait to try it tonight...

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