Recipe by cooking in cairo...
This is a very common food here in Egypt. Due to its cost, which is extremely low, it is a popular dish for many. With this recipe you can enjoy a traditional Egyptian breakfast in the comfort of your home! There is a LONG way to make this too, using dried fava beans and soaking and then cooking, this recipe makes it A LOT easier and in my opinion is even better! Enjoy!
Top Review by Sheryn83
I love this recipe! The foul turned out to be so delicious! I never used Tahini for this dish before and now that I did it added a creamy consistency to the foul which I truly enjoyed. I love garlic so my only addition to the recipe was about 1 tsp of garlic powder. I also used one of your special garnish suggestion which was chopped parsley. I tried other ways of preparing Egyptian foul but this recipe definitely delivered! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
- 1 (16 ounce) can fava beans (you can find at any middle eastern store, maybe even like a trader joe's or organic store)
- 1 small lemon, juice of, only
- 3 tablespoons canola oil (or any oil you prefer)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 onion (Small size and chopped- optional, if you don't want to use just skip step number 1)
- pita bread
Directions See How It's Made
- Chop up a small onion with a bit of oil and sauté in small pot until tender, remove from heat.
- Open can of fava beans and dump into pot, along with juices, do not drain.
- Take a potato smasher and smash up the fava beans. I leave a few whole, but basically smash up most of them.
- Add salt, ground cumin and cayenne pepper to your liking.
- Squeeze juice of lemon into pot.
- Add a splash of olive oil.
- Heat just to boil and then that's it.
- Spoon some beans into a flat bowl, splash some oil on top of them. I like to add the following garnish, but you can leave garnish out and just eat that way they are just as yummy too.
- This is something I do sometimes to this dish as well-MY SPECIAL GARNISH. 1. Chop a few slices of red onion fine. 2. Chop a small (or half) green bell pepper finely. 3. Chop a handful of black olive slices finely. 4. Chop a small tomato finely. 5. A little bit of chopped parsley 6. Drizzle of tahina.
- Okay now you add all these finely chopped veggies around the bowl edge and finish off with a drizzle of tahina in middle of bowl. Looks beautiful! Then i mix all together and eat it mixed up!