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Egyptian Fattah recipe

Egyptian Fattah

by @askdody90
Prep Time
30min
Cook Time
1hr 30min
Total Time
2hr

Egyptian Fattah is a layered dish of crispy bread, rice, meat, and a savory tomato sauce. It's a celebratory dish and a common sight during Eid al-Fitr.

Ingredients

6 Servings
(1 serving = 1 plate)

Crispy Bread

  • 4piece
    pita bread or baladi bread
  • 2cup
    oil for frying

Rice

  • 2cup
    Egyptian rice
  • 2tbsp
    ghee
  • 2piece
    bay leaves
  • 3piece
    cardamom pods
  • 4cup
    broth

Meat

  • 1lb
    lamb or beef
  • 1piece
    onion, chopped
  • 3clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2piece
    tomatoes, chopped

Tomato Sauce

  • 3clove
    garlic, minced
  • 4piece
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 2tbsp
    vinegar
  • 1tsp
    cumin
  • 1tsp
    pepper
  • 1tsp
    coriander

How to make Egyptian Fattah

Crispy Bread

  1. Cut the pita bread or baladi bread into small pieces.

  2. Deep fry the bread pieces in hot oil until golden brown.

  3. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

  4. To reduce calories, you can roast the bread in the oven with a little salt, pepper and oil

Rice

  1. Rinse the Egyptian rice under cold water until the water runs clear.

  2. In a pot, heat ghee and add bay leaves and cardamom pods.

  3. Add the rice and stir to coat with the ghee and spices.

  4. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.

Meat

  1. In a large pot, braise the lamb or beef with chopped onions, minced garlic, and chopped tomatoes until the meat is tender.

Tomato Sauce

  1. In a pan, sauté minced garlic until fragrant.

  2. Add chopped tomatoes, vinegar, cumin, pepper, and coriander.

  3. Cook until the sauce thickens and the flavors meld together.

Assemble

  1. Layer the fried bread at the bottom of a serving dish.

  2. Add a layer of cooked rice on top of the bread.

  3. Place the braised meat over the rice.

  4. Pour the tomato sauce over the meat.

  5. Garnish with toasted nuts and fried onions.

Tips & Tricks

  1. For extra flavor, you can add a pinch of cinnamon to the rice.

  2. Serve the Fattah immediately to keep the bread crispy.

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