Algerian Garantita / Karanteta - Chickpea / Garbanzo Souffle

Recipe by Um Safia
READY IN: 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Place all your ingredients (except the egg & those required to serve!) in a large blender / liquidizer - you may need to do this in 2 batches --
  • Liquidize the mixture until it is frothy & completely smooth.
  • Pour this batter into a 7" x 11" rectangular pan - I like to use my pyrex dish.
  • Whisk the egg, then pour over the top of the batter.
  • Cook for around 45 minutes or until the top is lightly golden but the middle is still slightly squishy / sloppy (unless you like it firmer, in which case cook it 5 - 10 minutes more).
  • Slice the garantita into 8 pieces (a large, wide spatula or cake knife is useful for this!)
  • Cut each baguette into 1/4's, then split open & remove a little of the inner bread.
  • Spread the bottom of each 1/4 of baguette with 1/2 tbsp of the harissa & lay the garantita on top. Sprinkle with a little cumin then cover with the top of the baguette - to make a sandwhich.
  • Eat whilst hot & enjoy a taste sensation!
  • If you have any Selecto to drink, it makes the perfect accompanyment!