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Meat Fatayer



6 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp instant yeast

¼ cup Dar Zaytoun Extra Virgin Olive Oil

½ cup yogurt

2 cups warm water

500 g ground mutton

6 tbsp tahini

½ cup chopped parsley

1 tsp cinnamon powder

5 cloves garlic, minced

3 onions, chopped

1 tsp paprika

½ cup fresh mint, chopped

2 tbsp pomegranate molasses

Salt and pepper

Pine nuts and pomegranate, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven at 200°C.

  2. Sift the flour over a large bowl. Add sugar, salt and yeast. Mix to combine.

  3. Add cup of olive oil, 1 cup of warm water, and cup yogurt. Mix well with your hands or with a spoon until you get a soft, homogeneous mixture.

  4. Brush the dough with olive oil, cover it with a cloth and let it rest for 2 hours.

  5. In a large bowl, mix meat with tahini, garlic, onion, parsley, mint and pomegranate molasses. Add cinnamon, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine completely.

  6. Divide the dough into 3-4 pieces. Roll each one on a flat surface sprinkled with flour. Roll each piece into a medium-size, slightly-thick circle. Form dough pies according to your needs.

  7. Spread the meat mixture on each dough pie using a spoon.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

  9. Garnish with pine nuts and pomegranate. Serve.

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