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Fattet Hummus Bil Laban – Chickpea And Yoghurt Fatteh Recipe

Yields1 ServingPrep Time25 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time45 mins

Learn how to make the popular Levantine dish known as fatteh, which consists of toasted pita, chickpeas, and a tahini-yogurt sauce that is similar to hummus.

 200 g Chickpeas (canned)
 ¾ Garlic cloves
 1 cup Arabic bread (cut in squares, also called Pita bread)
 ½ tsp Salt
  tsp Cumin (powder)
  tsp Bicarbonate of soda (also called Baking Soda)
 ¾ cup Yoghurt
 ¼ tbsp Sesame seed paste ('Tahini' in Arabic)
 ½ tbsp Lemon juice
  tbsp Pine seeds (raw)
 ½ tbsp Sunflower oil
 Pomegranate seeds ('Rumman' in Arabic)

Wash and drain the chickpeas and put them in a pot of water with the bicarbonate of soda and some salt. Bring the pot to a boil and let simmer uncovered on medium heat for about 15 minutes.


While the chickpeas are boiling, spread the pita bread squares in the serving plate and sprinkle some salt and cumin on top.


To prepare the yoghurt add to it the crushed garlic, and mix with the lemon juice, tahini and salt.


Fry the pine seeds on high heat in sunflower oil until golden – keep stirring so they don’t burn - then place them on a plate lined with paper towels.


Once the chickpeas are boiled, soak the pita bread squares in water from the boiled chickpeas. Remove the chickpeas from the remaining water and spread them evenly on the pita bread, leaving some chickpeas to use later for garnish.


Pour the yoghurt mixture over the chickpeas and pita bread and spread evenly.