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Fatteh – Chickpea yoghurt bake from Moroccan soup bar

fatteh recipe moroccan soup bar

ATTN MELBOURNE. I have solved all your problems. I have re-(attempted to) recreate the infamous fatteh  (sour cream and chickpea dish) recipe from Moroccan Soup Bar, North Fitzroy. If you donโ€™t live in Melbourne then trust me when I say this dish is loved all around town. Fatteh – chickpea yoghurt bake is by new best friend.

Itโ€™s a Middle Eastern dish (also sometimes known as fetteh) which consists of oven roasted chick peas, pita bread, herbs and spices and topped with sour cream/yoghurt. 

vegetarian fatteh recipe with chickpeas

I made this for dinner, and whilst broccoli isn’t traditionally a part of the dish, it made the cut in my version. Lets face it, I have a broccoli addiction.  I couldnโ€™t have a meal without any vegetables AND it adds to the meal nutritionally and taste wise.

Using a simple recipe, this meal would be great for an entrรฉe at a dinner party because you literally season, throw everything in the oven drink a glass of wine and are ready to serve 20 minutes later.

moroccan fatteh recipe with chickpeas

The final and most important step is a generous serve of sour cream or yoghurt. Voila! A perfect entre is born.

Sharing is caring and my favourite way to connect with loved ones so I think you should invite some of your favourite people and make them fatteh! They’ll love you forever (or at least as long as it lasts..)

vegetarian fatteh recipe with chickpeas

Have you ever tried fatteh? Do you have another favourte Middle Eastern dish I could try?

Share this recipe with your friends and maybe they’ll make it for you! (share buttons below post) 

Have a wonderful day, Bec x

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Bec Thexton
A Middle Eastern chickpea bake with herbs, spices, pita bread and drowned in yoghurt or sour cream.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4


  • 3 pitas cut into wedges
  • 1 tin 400 g chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup 225 g plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 a brown onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander/cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • olive oil
  • parsley to serve
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180 deg cel
  • Put the pita wedges on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned and crispy. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • Whilst pita is baking, in a small fry pan heat some olive oil and fry the onion for 3-4 minutes or until fragrant and browned. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine a drizzle of olive oil, minced garlic, the cumin, ground coriander, paprika, tahini and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and then coat the chickpeas in the mixture.
  • Combine the chickpeas and onion in a casserole/oven safe dish and bake in the oven for a further 10 minutes, to heat the chickpeas through.
  • Remove from oven, serve on some pita chips and break some additional pita chips over the dish and then add yoghurt/sour cream.
  • Sprinkle with pine nuts and parsley and serve with additional pita chips!
  • Eat straight away


Best eaten straight away and served with extra pita chips.
For a gluten free version, replace the pita with gluten free wraps or crackers!

(30) Comments

  1. Okay you have officially changed my life! I freaking love this dish but I haven’t had it for ages!

    1. It’s damn tasty and a great indulgent recipe for home (that sour creme!)

  2. […] live in Melbourne, add it to your ‘to eat’ list or you could make their winning dish, Fatteh, at […]

  3. Just picture me, sitting on Pinterest in Manchester, UK while the childlets entertain themselves briefly with an episode of Magic School Bus searching for a great recipe for Fatteh, a meal that I first ate exactly where you mention, at the Morrocan Soup Bar in Melbourne a taste that has never left me since.

    Thanks for this, I’m looking forward to having a go at it for my mum’s birthday dinner tonight.

    1. Oh Ester! I never saw this comment… I can’t believe it. That sounds just perfect and I am so happy I could help.. I hope you made it and I hope it was delicious and I hope you make it back to Moroccan Soup Bar one day!!!!!!!!!!! xxx

  4. In the words of the Darryl Kerrigan (but updated for 2014) “This is going straight to Pinterest”


  5. […] On the menu this week: glazed donuts with macaron sprinkles, Moroccan fatteh, and brown butter choc chip […]

  6. […] up I love, love, LOVE the look of Bec from Dancing Through Sunday’s Fatteh recipe – perfect for when you’re after a light, meat-free dinner. Bec always has super yummy […]

    1. Thanks for sharing!!! FFF is becoming a highlight of my Friday! x

  7. Sounds delicious. I’ll be making this for one of our meatless Mondays.

    1. Yay, I can’t wait to see it!

  8. Love middle eastern flavours and dishes so I can imagine I would love this fatteh! Definitely something delicious I need to make for myself. Pinned!

    1. It’s the perfect combination of spices, herbs and creammmy goodness.

  9. OMG! This looks yumm… Cannot wait to try!

    1. I think I am going to make it again this week!

  10. So hubby is on this low cholestrol diet where he is (to his horror) “encouraged” to eat more pulses. As much as he hates legumes, I think he will love this, he’s a sucker for anything Middle Eastern and delicious, and this is going to hit the spot on both counts!

    1. Then this is the meal to start him on a *hopeful* pule loving journey! Let me know how it goes. It’s honestly SO delicious I hope he loves it.

  11. Mmm, this is a very pretty dish. Love the addition of broccoli.

  12. Oh my, I know where i’ll be going next time I’m in Melbourne!

    1. Moroccan Soup bar – you must! x

  13. I love the Moroccan Soup Bar, I even choose it as my birthday meal a couple of years ago! This looks so good, I can’t wait to try it.

    1. What a great birthday meal!

  14. Gimme, gimme, gimme!!! Are you looking for a flat mate to taste test all these goodies??? Hehehe xx

  15. I can’t even deal with how much I need this in my face right now.

    1. It is a bit of an Inner City Stinge inspired recipe now I think about it – you’re always doing Middle Eastern delights!

  16. That looks amazing! And I am taking the suggestion of wine drinking during the baking process as an ESSENTIAL step in the recipe.

    1. It is indeed!

  17. YES. My hero.

    1. Why spanx ๐Ÿ˜‰

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