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Red Ptitim (Israeli toasted pasta flakes)

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פתיתים אדומים

There is not one child in Israel that doesn't know and love this dish. But ptitim on their own are boring. As a child, I remember always asking my mom to make me an extra dish of red ptitim of shabbat - no matter what the main dish was! So I give to you the recipe for red ptitim that will freshen up your plate with great colors and great taste!
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups of your favorite type Ptitim
  • 2 3/4 cups Boiling water
  • 200 grams 2 small boxes Tomato paste
  • 1 medium Onion
  • Per taste don't be shy! Salt
  • Per taste Ground Black Pepper
  • Per taste Red Paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil


  • Chop the onions
  • In a large, flat pan, heat up the oil
  • Fry the onions until it becomes clear
  • Add the ptitim and fry (whilst mixing) for around 2 minutes
  • Add the boiling water, tomato paste, spices and mix well
  • Lower the flame to medium/low and close the lid on saucepan
  • Cook for 7 minutes
  • Open, mix, close again (partially close - not fully!) and cook for another 5 minutes on a low heat
  • Turn off the flame - lift the lid, mix the ptitim with a wooden spoon so they dont stick to each other and then close the lid for another 3 minutes
  • There you have it....super delicious red ptitim!

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