Ful Medames - Egyptian Fava Beans

Recipe by Nana Lee

From Saad Fayed, Ful medames is a popular breakfast dish in Egypt. It is served usually with a fried egg and pita bread. The pita bread is sometimes used as a scoop for the fava beans. Ful medames dates back to ancient Egypt. Overnight soaking of beans not included in times.

Top Review by Mia in Germany

Love this dish!! Even DH who has a life long dislike for broad beans liked it. This will be a keeper. Thanks for sharing :)
Made for Welcome to Egypt / N*A*M*E-Forum

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight in water.
  2. Drain, and cover with fresh water in large saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until beans are tender.
  4. Drain and place in medium bowl.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Beans and remaining ingredients can be mashed together, or the beans can be left whole and gently mixed with remaining ingredients.
  7. It is more commonly served mashed together.
  8. Serve hot with a fried egg and pita bread.

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