Friday, April 10, 2009

My mom makes fatteh

My mom made this recipe for dinner last night and everyone really liked it. It is layers of toasted pita bread (my mom used sesame pita from this bakery that is out near the airport), of basmati rice, chickpeas and spinach, yogurt with tahini and garlic, parsley, and toasted pine nuts, and more yogurt sauce on top if you want. To me it all looked complicated to put together but she said it was pretty simple. I also liked how the recipe notes that pine nuts are special in Middle Eastern cooking. "The more generous you, as a host, are with pine nuts, the more pampered your guests will feel."

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