Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ful Medames (Egyptian National Dish) فول مدمس

Ful Medames is a National Dish of Egypt. It is mostly consumed as a breakfast dish. Ful Medames is also popular in Ethiopia, Syria , Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.

Ful Medames
Ful Medames
Fava Beans Dried

Soaked and Drained fava Beans

  • Fava Beans Dried  2 cup
  • Garlic crushed 2 teaspoon
  • Onion chopped 1/2
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder 1-2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice  2 tablespoon


  • Olive oil  as desired
  • Tomatoes diced
  • Spring onion chopped
  • Green Chillies finely chopped
  • Hard Boiled eggs discs
  • Parsley chopped
  • Lemon wedges as desired

To Be Served with:

  • Pitta Bread
  • Pickled Olives
  • Pickled white onion


  • Soak and drain s fave beans overnight.
  • Now take soaked and drained fava beans in a pan, add garlic, onion and salt and spices and 2-3 glass water and cook on simmering heat till beans are tender (45-90 minutes).
  • Serve beans as whole or slightly mashed.
  • Add lemon and olive oil then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Delicious Ful Medames is ready.
  • Serve in a serving plate with pitta bread and garnish, along with pickled olives and pickled onion.    
  • ooooohhh   yummy