Kalinti - Moroccan Chickpea Flour and Egg Tart

Kalinti - Moroccan Chickpea Flour and Egg Tart

Kalinti (also called karane or karantika) is a quiche-like dish made from chickpea flour and eggs, sold as a street food in Morocco.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Gradually whisk in the water and milk, stirring constantly to ensure the batter is smooth and without lumps. Whisk in the eggs and oil.
  3. Step 3

    The kalinti batter will be thin. Set it aside to rest while the oven heats.
  4. Step 4

    Preheat your oven to 375 F/190 C. Generously oil a large (10- or 11-inch) round, shallow baking dish. (You can opt to use a square or small rectangular baking dish instead.)
  5. Step 5

    Lightly whisk the batter again and pour it into the prepared pan. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or longer, until well-colored and set.
  6. Step 6

    Note that some burnt or darkened areas on the top of the kalinti are desirable . You can pop the baked kalinti under a broiler for a minute to darken the top more if you like.
  7. Step 7

    Serve slices of kalinti in bread or on a plate while still warm. Cumin, salt, and harissa should be offered on the side as condiments.
  8. Step 8