Fooll Mudammes (Fava Bean Egyptian Breakfast)(فول مدمس)

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 12 mins

Traditional breakfast in the middle east. This is my mom's recipe, my (and my husband's) favorite. You can make it at night and heat the next morning, keeps well in the fridge. I do not use oil to cook the onions, to lower the fat, and it tastes just as good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil, add onion and cook for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce, spices and salt, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add fava beans, and mash it on low heat.
  4. You can mash it finely or leave some fava beans whole.
  5. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes.
  6. Serve with pita bread.
  7. You can drizzle some olive oil, tahini, lemon, or a combination on it before serving.
  8. I like hot chili peppers as well.
Most Helpful

Served with pita bread, feta, and cucumbers. Thanks! This has earned a spot in the breakfast menu rotation.

jo_mama October 23, 2010

This was really excellent- reminded me of Middle Eastern refried beans! I found 1/4 cup of tomato sauce was sufficient for flavor. Ate it with Trader Joe's Garlic Naan bread.

EmilyStrikesAgain May 30, 2010

Delicious! This was my first try with fava beans. The beans have a smoky flavor that adds depth to the simple recipe. I added garlic to the onion and cooked these longer than suggested; otherwise I stuck to the recipe.

Cubanita December 10, 2009