Monday, January 14, 2013

Bissara (Moroccan Broad Bean Dip) بيصارة بالفول / بيصارة مغربية

Bissara is a very tangy and delicate dip made with broad bean/English beans. It is as famous in Morocco  as Hummus is in UAE.

Dried Broad Beans/English Beans
  • Dried Broad Beans   200 g
  • Salt  1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic crushed  1 teaspoon
  • Red Chillies  powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red Chillies Cutter 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice 2-3 teaspoon
  • Olive oil 1/2 cup or more
  • Fresh Coriander leaves chopped  2 teaspoon


  • Olive Oil as desired
  • Red Chillies  Cutter  as desired
  • Cumin seeds whole as desired
  • Fresh Coriander leaves as desired


  • Soak dried broad bean overnight, wash and drain.
  • Now boil soaked beans in 2-4 glass water , add salt during boiling.
  • Drain and mash to a smooth texture with the help of an electric processor.
  • Add garlic, chilli powder, chilli cutter, lemon juice, fresh coriander leaves and olive oil and mix well.
  • Adjust consistency by adding water and mixing well.
  • Heat the prepared mixture if needed.
  • Delicious and tangy bissara dip is ready.
  • Remove in a serving plate, sprinkle little garnish and serve.
  • Serve with Pita bread and vinegar pickle.