Tomatoes in a pan

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This is a very popular appetizer in Jordan. It contains tomatoes, green chili, onion, and spices. The way its eaten is by dipping the pita bread into the dish. You can also enjoy this with other dishes such as scrambled eggs, hummos and/or falafel .

Tomatoes in a pan :

2-3 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 onion diced
3-4 garlic minced
4-5 tomatoes (peeled & remove seeds)
2-3 green chili’s chopped
2 teaspoons of tomato paste

In a pan add the olive oil once its hot add the onion and cook until onions are softened. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and chili cover with a lid until the tomatoes start to release its own juice .Add Tomato paste mix and cook for another 3-4 minutes . Serve with pita bread

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Falafel

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Falafel is my favorite appetizer and its even better with hummos and pita bread. I never made Falafel when I was living in Jordan because its everywhere. But since I moved to texas, I had to learn how to make Falafel from scratch :-(.  My husband really enjoyed them especially during Ramadan. Give it a try 🙂

Falafel :

1 1/2 cup of chickpeas soaked in water overnight

Pinch of baking soda

1 chopped onion

1 garlic cloves

1 teaspoon of coriander spice

1 cup of fresh coriander

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of cumin

Vegetable oil to fry the falafel.

Add the chickpeas to water and soak overnight, drain the water from time to time. add a little bit of baking soda .The next day drain the chickpeas from the water

Add the chickpeas to a food processor , add the chopped onion , garlic cloves, coriander spice , fresh coriander and baking soda, salt ,cumin .Blend well

Shape the mixture into form of small balls and set aside. Heat the vegetable oil , once the oil is hot add the falafel and fry until golden in color. Serve Hot

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