Eggplant Fatteh

A wonderful combination of flavors made with chickpeas, eggplant, pita bread, and yogurt sauce: Eggplant Fatteh. This rich aroma will make a difference in your meals.

December 10, 2022
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Fatteh is one of the ceremonial dishes in Egypt. This dish, consisting of roasted eggplant, chickpeas, hummus, yogurt, and baked pita bread, is usually served for breakfast. This traditional Middle Eastern dish is completely vegetarian.

Try this easy and satisfying fatteh recipe. You can add ground beef or chicken if you wish. Enjoy your meal.

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Difficulty Easy
Servings 6-8 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 20 mins

Tips

  • You can boil the chickpeas yourself or use ready-made canned chickpeas. If you are using canned chickpeas, drain the water before adding it to the salad. For more, check out our article "How To Cook Chickpeas?".
  • After boiling the chickpeas, wait for them to cool before placing them on the bread. Otherwise, the bread may get wet.
  • You can add ingredients such as fried pine nuts, pistachios, and sumac.
  • Choose small or medium eggplants. Peel the eggplants.
  • Do not mix the ingredients until ready to serve. Stir the yogurt sauce just before serving. As soon as the bread is combined with the yogurt, it will begin to soften. Leave the fried pita aside. This way, the pita will remain crispy.
  • Fatteh is best done just before serving. If you want to prepare this dish in advance, you can toast the bread the day before. Store bread and sauce in separate airtight containers. Then combine the ingredients before serving.
  • You can add some tahini to the yogurt mix for a creamier sauce.
  • You can add proteins such as meat or chicken to the recipe.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Peel the eggplant and potatoes. Cut them into small cubes.
  2. Soak the potatoes in salted water and the eggplants in vinegar water. Then dry them and fry them in oil.
  3. Place the fried vegetables on the serving plate and add the boiled chickpeas.
  4. Mix the strained yogurt, garlic, olive oil, and salt in a separate bowl. Spread over the chickpeas.
  5. To decorate, cut some pita and cook them in the oven. Pour the yogurt sauce over it.
  6. Garnish with parsley and pomegranate seeds.
  7. Serve immediately.

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  • Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 Fatteh
    Serves 6-8
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories443
    % Daily Value*
    Cholesterol 3 mg1%
    Sodium 58 mg2.5%
    Potassium 1422 mg30.3%
    Protein 18.4 g36.8%
    Total Fat 12.5 g16%
    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    What Is Fatteh?

    Fatteh is a bread-based dish. It is made with toasted pita bread, chickpeas, and yogurt sauce. This Middle Eastern dish can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

    Fatteh can also be prepared with ground beef or chicken.

    How To Make Chicken Fatteh?

    • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
    • Slice the pita bread. Mix the bread pieces with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange in a single row on the baking tray. Toast for about 5-10 minutes, until the bread is golden brown. Set the bread aside to cool.
    • Wash and drain the chickpeas.
    • Boil the chickpeas.
    • After boiling the chickpeas, transfer ⅔ of the chickpeas to the blender. Add 1 clove of garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin. Pass the mixture through the food processor until it has a smooth consistency.
    • Heat the olive oil in the pan. Add the chicken breast to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook the chickens.
    • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and fry the pine nuts until golden brown.
    • Put the fried pita on a plate. Pour hummus-style sauce on top. In a bowl, combine the remaining boiled chickpeas. Put the fried pine nuts and chicken on the plate. Pour yogurt on top and serve.

    What To Serve with Eggplant Fatteh?

    Eggplant fatteh with chickpeas is usually served for breakfast in the Middle East. It can also be served as a starter or appetizer. This vegetarian fatteh recipe is a hearty meal on its own. Perfect for dinner with soup and salad.

    Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Fatteh:

    How To Store Eggplant Fatteh?

    It is best to consume the eggplant fatteh immediately. Fatteh does not freeze well. Bread gets wet and cannot be reheated. Therefore, it is recommended to consume it fresh.

    However, you can store chickpeas, bread, and sauce separately in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Otherwise, yogurt will soak the bread over time.

    Can Fatteh Be Made In Advance? Yes. You can prepare the fatteh in advance. If you want to prepare this dish in advance, you can toast the bread the day before. Store bread and sauce in separate airtight containers. Then combine the ingredients before serving.

    Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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