How to cook Algerian Karantita

Karantita is Algerian dish made from chickpea flour. This dish is very easy to cook and one of the favorites in Algeria.  It is made in every home & is a very popular ‘Snacks’.
It usually served hot, spread on a french baguette with harissa sauce and sprinkled with cumin on top. Chickpea flour is easly available in all Indian grocers (also called Besan) or in middle eastern grocers.
Karantita has different names, like karane, guarantita, kalantita and quaratita.

Algerian Karantita

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Algerian
Keyword: Black Pepper, Chickpea Flour, Cumin, Egg, guarantita, Harissa, kalantita, karane, Karantita, quaratita, Salt
Servings: 4 people


  • 250 grams Chickpea Flour
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Egg


  • 4 tbsp Harissa
  • 2 large French baguettes
  • 1 tbsp Cumin


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease baking tray.
  • In a bowl combine chickpea flour, salt, pepper, cumin; gradually pour in water; add oil.
  • Whisk the egg in a small bowl, and then pour over chickpea batter.
  • Transfer batter to the tray and bake for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden.

How to Serve:-

  1. Slice the Karantita into Square pieces.
  2. Cut each baguette into 1/4’s, then split open & remove a little of the inner bread.
  3. Spread the bottom of each 1/4 of baguette with 1/2 tbsp of the harissa & lay the karantita on top. Sprinkle with a little cumin then cover with the top of the baguette – to make a sandwich.

Recipe Credit:- Thecoffeebreak

Image Credit:- Thecoffeebreak

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