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Eid Mubarak with fatta Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Arabic Language, Culture, Vocabulary

Today is the first day of Eid Al-ADha (عيد الأضحى) which is also known as the big feast, as it lasts 4 days. In the feast, many Muslims sacrifice sheep like the pilgrims in Mecca.

During the feast, most people eat meals that are based on meat. Today, I am preparing fetta (فتة). I have presented the recipe of fatta before, but today, I am presenting an updated one which is better in my opinion. I am preparing fatta in this way today! In fact, I am boiling meat as a I write this post now. Here is my easy and lovely recipe for fatta!

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  1. Boil meat with bay leaves, garlic, salt and peppers until you have lovely soup. The secret is to add boiled water constantly before it evaporates a lot. I like to add small onions to the soup shortly before it is done!

  2. Chop a couple of garlic cloves, fry them in a little bit of oil or butter and add tomato sauce, salt and pepper, and leave it to cook a little bit

  3. Cook rice in your normal way. I usually cook it with a little bit of butter or oil, water and salt. With basmati rice, you add 1 and half cup of water for every cup of rice.

  4. Cut bread into small pieces and fry it very lightly in butter or ghee

  5. Put the bread at the base of an oven tray. You can add the tomato sauce and soup now or keep it later. Then, add a layer of cooked rice. You can add the tomato sauce now if you have not added it on top of the bread.

  6. Put the meat at the top of your tray and add a lot of soup to everything.

  7. Cook in the oven for about 15 minutes.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

Here is a video that explains all the steps.


If you like the ingredients in a more precise way, please find below. The recipe is explained above:



بصلة متوسطة الحجم

ورقة لوري




فلفل أسود

ملعقة كبيرة سمن.

المكونات للأرز

3 أكواب أرز

 2 ملعقة كبيرة سمن

4 كوب ماء

ملعقة صغيرة ملح.

2 رَغيف عيش محمص

مكونات صلصة الطماطم

ملعقة كبيرة سمن

½ ملعقة كبيرة ثوم مفرى ناعم.

ملعقة كبيرة معجون طماطم

 ملاعق كبيرة خل.

The ingredients

Lamb or any other type of meat to make soup

2 medium onion.

2 bay leaves

7 cloves cardamom

5 Arabian gum..


black pepper.

2 large spoons ghee or butter.

Ingredients for rice

3 cups rice

2 tbsp ghee or butter for rice

3 ½ cup water.

1 teaspoon salt.

2 loaf Roasted/fried bread

Ingredients for tomato sauce

1 tbsp ghee or butter.

1 ½ tablespoon chopped garlic.

1 tbsp tomato paste (sauce).

3 tablespoons vinegar.

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