Eggplant and toasted pita casserole (Fatteh betanjan)

March 1, 2010  •  Category:

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  1. peter says:

    I see Tzatziki in there! 😉 So, this is a savory parfait, I like it the idea. We’re on the same dining/eating wavelength. I just made an eggplant dish this evening too!

  2. Faith says:

    I love how healthy, beautiful, and delicious this recipe is! I don’t usually keep eggplant in the house (since my hubby doesn’t like it), but I’ll have to pick some up and make this just for me! 🙂

  3. dana says:

    This is so yummy, Joumana. I usually prepare vegeterian Fatteh with chickpeas. i have never tried it with eggplant but I will definitely do so soon!! I add a tablespoon of tahine like they do in Tartous for an extra oomph to the garlicky yoghurt.


  4. Geetika says:

    Wow! That looks so good – I am still at work and hungry, and I can imagine this would hit just the right spot!

  5. Bria says:

    Creative and pretty twist on one of my favorite dishes. Nice work, Joumana! By the way, have you seen “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”? I ask, because in one of the scenes of the movie, the Zohan’s enemy is nicknamed “Fattoush.” LOL!

  6. Sushma Mallya says:

    Nice way to use leftover pita bread,sounds simple and looks superb…

  7. Marysol says:

    This looks too pretty to eat, but that’s never stopped me before.

    Sam and I love fried eggplant, and I get the feeling Fatteh will also be a hit with us.

  8. PJ says:

    Incidentlt I have all the ingredients at home!!am off to make this one!!

  9. Skip to Malou says:

    this is another take for an eggplant… i do love eggplants, but this one is an elegant looking one!

  10. Sophie says:

    What a lovely idea! the dish looks truly very inviting!!

    Yum yum Yum,…:)

  11. Rosa says:

    A wonderful dish! My kind of food!



  12. Rachana Kothari says:

    Thats really creative way of having eggplants!!! loved the idea:)

  13. Julie says:

    Humm ça a l’air délicieux avec les aubergines, je suis fan! Tes plats sont toujours très appétissants!
    Gros bisous!

  14. Maninas says:

    Gosh does this look good! Yum!

  15. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    Ahh this is great! We always get lebanese bread in huge bags so we never quite finish it but this is a great way to use up those extra pieces! 😀

  16. Priya says:

    Thats a delicious and droolworthy dip..

  17. sweetlife says:

    What a great and creative dish..


  18. Arlette says:

    Sahtein… wala you remind me of this its been a long time since I madeit.
    Your version is easier and simpler than mine, I do a tomato sauce with pomegranate juice, and also i add cubed meat fried and then cooked in the sauce… and decorate the top withground beef and pinenuts… It takes lots of time to prepare, take awesome though…I like this quick version… still have the basic flavours.
    thanks for sharing

  19. Barbara says:

    Love to see how you have used a verrine. Wonderful! And I had some eggplant just last night. It’s my favorite vegetable. Definitely going to try this dish!

  20. Juliana says:

    Jourmana, great usage of the pita bread, after seeing this recipe, I’ll go get a bag of pita bread just to make fatteh, love the idea of the crunchiness in between layers of yogurt 🙂 Nice pictures as well!

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  22. zurin says:

    this sounds like A dish I wld like. I love eggplants and pita. sounds like a good way to use up the pita. 🙂 i also saw you r candied chickpeas…I never imagined chickpeas cld be candied or look so pretty. LOVE teh colours. Interesting blog you have here.

    tq for dropping by :))

  23. Louise says:

    Oh my goodness, Joumana. The new yogurt I just made is ready for to go. I’ll be buying some beautiful eggplants, ASAP!!! My two favorite blends all in one delectable dish. Thank you so much for sharing…

  24. Bo says:

    I really like the idea of using the stale bread…what would this be served with?

  25. Bo says:

    Thanks for getting back with me…and explaining that to me…I think I just read the recipe to fast.

  26. Ann says:

    Another winner, this looks so refreshing for a nicy sunny day. I think I would grill the eggplants, everytime I fry eggplants I end up using too much oil, and they come out too soggy.
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  27. Simply Life says:

    wow! this looks so good! oh and you have an award waiting on my blog!

  28. TastyTrix says:

    A perfect use for pita bread so nothing goes to waste. I love the possibilities!

  29. Alépine says:

    J’aime bien la présentation, ça change ! Et la fatteh aux aubergines est celle que je préfère ! hmmmm

  30. Cara says:

    The eggplant version sounds right up my alley – but then again, what isn’t made better with garlicky yogurt sauce and nuts!

  31. Nansi says:

    Thanks for a great recipe Jumana!! Wondering if you could kindly post a recipe on fattet humus? Wa shokran Jazeelan 🙂

  32. domi says:

    On oscille entre le dessert et une lasagne sans savoir lequel choisir l’un et l’autre sont aussi attirant avec ces belles photos…