Ful medames (Arabic: فول مدمس, fūl mudammas IPA: [fuːl mudammas]; other spellings include ful mudammas and foule mudammes), or simply fūl, is a stew of cooked fava beans served with vegetable oil, cumin, and optionally with chopped parsley, garlic, onion, lemon juice, chili pepper and other vegetable, herb and spice ingredients. Ful medames are traditionally made out of a large metal jug. It is notably a staple food in Egypt, especially in the northern cities of Cairo and Gizah. Ful medames is also a common part of the cuisines of many Arab, Middle Eastern and North African cultures.
Baba ghanoush (UK: , US: ; Arabic: بابا غنوج, romanized: bābā ġannūj), also spelled baba ganoush or baba ghanouj, is a Levantine appetizer of Lebanese origin consisting of mashed cooked eggplant, olive oil, lemon juice, and various seasonings. It may be served with onions, tomatoes, or other vegetables.
The eggplant is traditionally baked or broiled over an open flame before peeling, so that the pulp is soft and has a smoky taste. It is a typical meze ('starter') of the regional cuisine, often served as a side to a main meal and as a dip for pita bread.Traditionally, mutabbal (متبل lit. 'spiced') is sometimes said to be a spicier version of baba ghanoush. It consists of mashed cooked aubergines and tahini mixed with salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, and added anar seeds.