(Algerian) Garantita - a sure hit!

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(Algerian) Garantita - a sure hit!

Post by Khadi on Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:03 am

Assalamou aleikoum wa rhamatoullah wa barakatou

Garantita (also pronounced Grentita in some parts of Algeria) is a favourite dish of mine , and also, I do not know many Algerians who do not like (ok, you always have exceptions ,LOL) so your Garantita dish is going to be a sure hit Inshallah.

You need to have an oven tray large to accommodate a litre and half of liquid . Garantita does not like a deep dish, it is better cooked in a shallow tray

I will give you the quantitities for 4 people but you can easily double the quantities exactly, it will not make a difference.

You need :

250 grams of chick peas flour
100 ml of oil
1 egg
salt, pepper, cumin
1 & half litre of hot/lukewarm water
4 x individual french bread

Method:

While you are preparing garantita, preheat oven at mark 200 C.

Put all your ingredients in a bowl, add the water. With an electric whisk, preferably, mix to the consistency of a smooth batter, a little foamy on top, but this is normal. Leave it to rest for a few minutes and pour in your oven tray.
Cook in the oven for about 35 minutes , until the top is golden brown - you will find that the inside is still smooth, but it is ok, cook for another 7 minutes if it is.
it will still be soft in the center but this is garantita.

Some people make garantita very soft, but in my family and many other I know, we like it firmer, so, keep to the cooking guidelines I have put here. As the garantita cools down, it will get firmer too.

To serve:

when you take the garantita out of the oven, wait until it cools down a bit, in the meantime, heat the french bread, then cut it in the middle and put some garantita in the middle, as a filling. Some people add harissa (yummy)! serve also with a green salad on the side.

et voila.

the following are not my photos, I took them from recipeazaar. As soon as I have mine, I will replace them Inshallah.


At home, our garantita is a little browner though (but not burned LOL).


from this pic, you can see that the garantita is not very thick.

By the way, there are many variante of garantita, but I can say that mine is best Mashallah !!!!! (of course)

love

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Re: (Algerian) Garantita - a sure hit!

Post by Zaza on Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:46 pm

As Salamu Alaikum

Masha Allah this looks easy enough.

Will try it some day Insha Allah Very Happy

Thanks for sharing and for the link for harissa Wink
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Re: (Algerian) Garantita - a sure hit!

Post by Guest on Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:50 am

salaam



mashallah looks nice sister jazakallahu kheir for sharing
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Re: (Algerian) Garantita - a sure hit!

Post by Guest on Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:38 am

salaam sister,

Who are you on food.com?

Ma'asalama.
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