STREAMING NOW: Jamie's Super Food

Garantita (Algerian Chickpea Pie)

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“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".”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, water, oil, salt and pepper in food processor until mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour into glass or metal pan at least 6x10-inch.
  3. Pour the beaten egg over.
  4. Bake 375° for 1 hour or until top becomes golden.
  5. Sprinkle with cumin.
  6. Slice and serve on baguette with harissa or other hot sauce.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a