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Foul Mudammas (Fava beans) فول مدمس

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  • Author: Wafa Shami


  • 1 can fava beans
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 juice of a lemon or more (adjust to taste)
  • 2 - 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/4 of a jalapeno or chili pepper (optional)
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley to garnish (optional)


  1. Open fava beans, wash and rinse well.
  2. Place fava beans in a pot, add water and bring to a boil.
  3. In a separate bowl pour fava beans with water and mash well until all beans are softened.
  4. Mix da’ah: fresh lemon juice, crushed garlic with pepper and salt, pour da’ah over foul and mix well. Adjust to taste.
  5. Pour olive oil on top and garnish with parsley
  6. Serve with khubez (Arabic flatbread).