I’m not a baker so this challenge was really a challenge for me. I might have cheated a little bit with this recipe but I was really intrigued and wanted to give it a shot. My Twitter friend @M_Benaj, a Tangier native, told me about this dish that is special to Tangier. Although I’ve been to Tangier I had never even seen this. I guess we weren’t close enough to the locals! Kalinti is a street food – sold for a few dirham and eaten hot.
That being said, I’m not really sure what this should taste like! I will say that although I gave it a shot I didn’t really like it – that might be because I made it wrong! I had a hard time even finding a basic idea of ingredients so I had to wing it based on his description and pictures of what was in it. I also don’t really like the taste of chickpeas so this was overwhelming.
I made it two different ways, first I baked it, making it about 1-2 cm thick in a pie plate.
I also tried making it as a crepe. (never mind the holes it got too big!)
2 c chickpea flour
1 cup of water
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
Directions – Mix the dry ingredients together, add the olive oil and then slowly mix in water. You may need a little less or a little more. The final batter will look like the middle picture below. Then bake in a 350F oven for about 30 minutes
**I’ve gotten a tip on this, it should not have come out like mine but rather closer in texture to a flan. This can be achieved by placing a pizza stone on the top and bottom of the oven. Thanks to Paula Wolfert for the tip! **
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