Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr
I am not sure if that is how you spell it! I saw the recipe in "The Great Book of Couscous" and they called it Karantika. This is popular in Algeria (and made in my house a few times per week). It is best served sliced with bread and a bit of harissa or on crackers. Baking time can be decreased to make a mushier version. A food processor is used to make sure you get a smooth combination of ingredients. Chick pea flour can be found in Indian Grocery Stores. It is called "Besan".
- 2 cups chickpea flour
- 4 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup oil (not olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- ground cumin, for sprinkling
- harissa (optional)
- Combine flour, water, oil, salt and pepper in food processor until mixture is smooth.
- Pour into glass or metal pan at least 6x10-inch.
- Pour the beaten egg over.
- Bake 375° for 1 hour or until top becomes golden.
- Sprinkle with cumin.
- Slice and serve on baguette with harissa or other hot sauce.
Great stuff! I serve it with Harissa and grated Parmasan.
Wow, this turned out so moist and creamy... almost like cheese! The flavor actually reminded me of Cheetos for some reason, which I liked. I just ate this as a side dish without any bread- very tasty by itself.
Let it sit in the refrigerator a day, then cut thin slices, fry them in oil or olive oil and pour a tomato sauce with harissa over it and eat like fried pasta...not healthy at all, but it's so good !