Making Foul


A very inexpensive and tasty meal in Saudi Arabia consists of beans and bread. The beans, called foul (pronounced fool), are cooked very slowly over a low heat in this large round pot with a small opening. A special long handled spoon is required to stir the beans, which are pasty and creamy – somewhat similar to Mexican refried beans. The beans can be spiced up with a red salsa and are commonly drizzled with olive oil. Pieces of large round flatbread, called tameez, are torn off and dipped into the foul and eaten. We like to have this dish for breakfast. Many low income workers enjoy this also since it is quite filling and can feed 3-4 people for about $1 US. To see more photos and read more about this common dish, please see a post I wrote on my other blog, Susie’s Big Adventure.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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3 Responses to Making Foul

  1. ewok1993 says:

    an education for me. i’ll keep an eye out for this tasty treat stateside – if i can find it.

  2. OMG! I want that bean pot!Its awesome

  3. Dina says:

    That’s a great picture of the big pot being tended.
    Ful is good!

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