Lamb Fattah

You will need: 1 lamb shoulder, bay leaves, cardamom pods, peppercorns, all spice, cloves, salt, Mesteka (mastic), olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, white rice, ghee, 6 pita bread loaves, 1 large onion, 1 medium tomato, 1 medium carrot, few pieces of celery, garlic, white vinegar, bouillon cube(optional),


  • Take six whole wheat pita bread loaves, and cut them in medium sized squares
  • Season the pita bread pieces with onion powder and some garlic powder
  • Drizzle on some olive oil and toss by hand to ensure the all bread pieces are coded with seasonings and oil
  • Toast bread until it gets crispy and light golden in color
  • To make the lamb stock I used:
  • 1 lamb shoulder cut in medium size pieces
  • 1 large onion, 1 medium tomato, 1 medium carrot and a couple pieces of celery
  • transfer the meat to a deep stock pot and add the cut up veggies
  • Add 2 Bay leaves, 8 cardamom pods, 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns, 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice, 1 whole clove
  • Fill 2/3 of the pot with room temperature water
  • In a separate bowl place 2 teaspoons of salt and Mesteka (mastic)
  • When the soup starts to boil, add salt and Mesteka
  • Cover and lower heat to medium and simmer until the meat is cooked
  • When the meat is almost cooked, prepare the white rice
  • In a medium pot, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of ghee
  • Add 1 1/2 cup short grain rice to the hot ghee
  • Mix well to ensure that all the rice is coded with ghee
  • Add salt to taste
  • Proceed with cooking the rice as usual but substitute the amount of water needed to cook the rice with hot lamb stock
  • Give it a mix
  • Bring to a boil, cover and lower heat
  • The rice should be ready and cooked in about 10 to 15 minutes
  • While the rice is cooking, prepare the pita chips dressing:
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee
  • Add 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • Cook garlic until fragrant
  • Add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Add one bouillon cube (optional)
  • Add 5 to 6 ladles of hot lamb stock
  • Bring the dressing to a boil and adjust the salt and pepper to your taste
  • Add the hot dressing to the pita chips
  • Cover and set the side until the rice is cooked
  • Time to assemble the Fattah
  • First spread a layer of rice on the bottom and sides of the pan
  • Fill the cavity with dressed pita bread
  • Then add a layer of rice on top and press down with the back of the spoon
  • Flip the Fattah on a serving platter
  • Arrange the meat and add some pita chips around and on top of the Fattah. I sautéed the cooked meat and ghee and drizzled some tomato sauce on top, and garnished it with toasted almonds and pomegranate seeds.
  • Enjoy!

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‎العيد يعنى لحمة، و اللحمة يعنى فتة، و الفتة يعنى عيش بلدي متبل و محمص و عليه رز مصرى مستوى في مرقة غنية بنكهات البصل و المستكة و الحبهان و ورق اللورى و حواليهم مكعبات اللحمة الضانى المسلوقة و محمرة في سمنة بلدى 🍖🧅🍚🍘🥫🧄🌱🥩🍽 ‎الطبق ده بالنسبة لى مش بس وجبة بأعملها بناكلها فى العيد، الطبق ده طبق الذكريات و بيت العيلة و ريحة أكل أمى الف رحمة و نور عليها… طبق الفتة المصرى بالخل و الثوم اللي ما يبقاش العيد عيد من غيرة. الطريقة و الخطوات بالتفصيل حانزلهم على الستوري اللي جاية. كل سنة و انتم طيبين و سالمين ❤️ Eid Al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast) isn’t Eid without a plate of Lamb Fattah; an Egyptian Eid classic dish, which consists of layers of toasted pita chips dressed with garlic & vinegar flavored lamb stock, topped with short grain rice, cooked in lamb stock and served with chunks of lamb shoulder meat on the bone, sautéed in ghee and drizzled with a finishing touch of tomato sauce. To me this plate isn’t just a Holiday meal I cook for my family once a year, it represents so many precious childhood memories, that I will deeply cherish as long as I live ❤️ The step by step recipe will be shared on my story later today! Happy Blessed Eid from my Home to Yours 🕋📿🕌❤️ #eid #eidmubarak #happyeidmubarak #eid2020 #eidfood #lamb #fatta #fattah #fatteh #فتة #اكلات_مصرية #اكلات_العيد #لحم #ضاني #عيد_الاضحى #عيدمبارك #madewithlove #rubys_kitchen 😍👩🏻‍🍳❤️👌🏻

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