Yemeni cuisine: fatah with honey recipe

Reham Al-Eryani May 7, 2020
Yemeni cuisine: fatah with honey recipe

One advantage of lock-down is all the extra time to enjoy new recipes from around the world.

Yemeni cuisine offers novices and experts amazing opportunities to explore different flavours, textures and combinations.

And fatah with honey is definitely one you should try. It’s a quick and sweet dish that I make all the time, and is a good all-rounder for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Yemeni honey

Honey is a significant ingredient in Yemeni cuisine. The bees that produce it gather the nectar from a Sidr (lote tree) – making it one of the finest in the world.

For this reason, honey production in Yemen is an incredibly profitable market.

Alongside its distinctive taste, the honey’s medicinal properties are also limitless.

Fatah with honey recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves: 1


  • 2 pita breads (brown or white)
  • 2 tsp. of squeezed honey
  • small tsp. ghee or butter
  • 4 tsp. hot water


  • Cut the pita bread in medium size squares and place in a frying pan with low heat for a few seconds.
  • Pour the water on the bread and stir with a spoon for a few seconds (you want the bread to be soft but not too mushy).
  • Add the butter or ghee and stir for 10 seconds.
  • Add the honey and stir for 10 seconds.
  • Serve warm and immediately.
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