Simple Fatteh (Pita with Herby Chickpeas and Yogurt)
This traditional fatteh recipe (fatte) is so easy to make in around 10 minutes, with just chickpeas, pita, protein (soy mince) , yogurt and spices.
Servings 2 servings
- 1 cup chickpeas (cooked)
- 1 cup plain yogurt (or almond yogurt)
- 1 cup soy mince
- 1 flatbread (link to homemade in the post)
- 1 tBsp pine nuts
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tBsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp dried mint
- 1 handful fresh parsley optional
Prepare the chickpeas. I had some frozen ones and left them to thaw out while getting the rest of the ingredients ready. *
Mix the yogurt, mint, salt and smashed garlic.To make the dip more runny, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh water.
Pan fry the pine nuts in the olive oil for 2 minutes.
Add the soy mince and spices and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through.
Cut the flatbread into pieces and lay them on a baking tray.
Toast the bread in the oven, 2 minutes on each side. Keep an eye on it, so it doesn't burn.
Assemble the fatteh - add the toasted bread over the chickpeas, then cover with the yogurt dip, add the soy mins. Top with parsley.
* You can use tinned, however, I definitely suggest prepping your own from dried chickpeas. Here is a full how-to guide, for all the tips and tricks.
A few Notes/ Fatteh Variations:
- Add some tahini into the yogurt mixture, for an even creamier, hummus-like sauce.
- You can swap out the Protein for your choice of meat/meat-free alternative. You can even use roasted eggplant for a different take on the dish.
- If you want to pre-prepare this dish, then keep the 'wet' ingredient, i.e. the yogurt dip in a separate container and mix it all together, when ready. That way you aren't left with soggy pita bread when it comes time to eat the dish.
- I already mentioned above that you can add your chickpeas to the pan when frying the soy mince, for a slightly spiced, crispier version. However, you can also throw in a handful of leftover roasted chickpeas (recipe coming soon) for an even crunchier addition.
- For added 'zing' you could also add some very finely chopped red onion ( or add some to the pan when preparing the soy mince)
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 5mg