Ful Medames – Egyptian Stewed Fava Beans

by Edward Daniel

Ful Medames
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This is a hearty breakfast, traditionally eaten at the start of the day amongst the middle-eastern. It is actually very flavoursome.
Recipe type: Entrees
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 8
  • 200g fava beans, dried
  • 4tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 red onions
  • 2tbs cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 150g lentils
  • 2 litres filtered water
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • lemon, juice
  • 1tsp salt
  • ½tsp pepper
  • 30g fresh coriander
  1. Presoak the fava beans in water, overnight.
  2. Saute the onions in olive oil until translucent in a pressure cooker. Add the cumin and cayenne pepper and form a marsala paste.
  3. Add the drained fava beans, lentils, water, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cover with the lid. When the pressure cook starts to steam, cook in for a further 15 minutes. De-pressurise and set aside.
  4. Season further to taste and garnish with chopped coriander.
Nutritional Analysis
Good points
• No cholesterol
• Very high in dietary fibre
• High in manganese
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 340g Calories: 232 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 1.1g Carbohydrates: 30g Sugar: 3.1g Sodium: 308mg Fiber: 13g Protein: 12.1g Cholesterol: 0








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