Recently I visited the Southeast Public Library Estevan Branch to try my hand at making Fattah (Pita with Chickpeas and Yogurt), along with six other ladies and our instructor, Waed. Fattah is a Palestinian-Lebanese-Syrian dish and according, to Waed, her family usually eats this dish for breakfast or lunch. The whole recipe only took about 25 minutes from start to finish!
What you will need to make 2 large trays (pizza size) of Fattah:
- 2 bags (6 pk) pita bread
- 4 large cans of chickpeas
- 3 containers (750 g) of plain yogurt
- Lemon Juice-2 tablespoons
- Salt-2 tablespoons
- Tahina-2 tablespoons
- Garlic-2 tablespoons
- Parsley Flakes
- Oil (To fry pita bread)
First, we cut up pita bread into strips. Another lady in the group and I, cubed the strips and tore them in half. We deep fried the strips until brown, making sure we rotated pita around so both sides were evenly browned. Of course, I sampled some of the fried pita bread, pretty tasty!
Waed put the yogurt into a large bowl and whisked it. She added, salt and whisked again. Another volunteer added lemon juice, tahina and garlic (whisking after each one). We put the chickpeas with water into a pot and boiled them for 5 minutes.
The next step was to put our layers into the pans. I offered to put the deep-fried bread in for the first layer. Then you drizzle a small amount of chickpea juice onto the fried pita bread (do not soak). Put a layer of chickpeas on top of the pita bread. Pour the yogurt mixture on top. The last step was to add little sprinkles of cayenne and parsley flakes on top of your dish.
All of us ladies tried out the dish. Wow, so delicious. Waed makes cooking fun. She included everyone and her energy and enthusiasm had everyone excited.
I highly recommend checking out the Southeast Regional Library Estevan branch’s programs. I had so much fun and I would love to attend another program in the future. They have free programs all year for children, teens, and adults such as, Tween Movie nights, Toddler Time and Audio Book Club night. Some programs you need to register and for and others you just drop-in. Stop in and register or give them a call at 306-634—1620.
Until my next adventure…