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Ful Mudammas (Egyptian Fava Beans)

I came across this recipe upon having fava beans and an unction to explore something new. I absolutely love venturing out into authentic foods from around the world. This one certainly hit the spot, not just for me but for my husband and two young children, especially my daughter who requested the full spread yet again tomorrow, for the third day in a row.

This paired very well with the One Pot Middle Eastern Chicken & Rice recipe published alongside this one. The plate was made complete with hummus, kalamata olives, greek yogurt and warm whole wheat pita bread.

One Pot Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice with Ful Mudammas (Egyptian Fava Beans)

Ful Mudammas (Egyptian Fava Beans)

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Authentic Ful Mudammas recipe, made with hearty, creamy fava beans and loaded with flavor! Fret not the sauce only adds a little kick but it's not spicy. Of course, you can adjust the heat with the seeds from the peppers.
Go all out with this spread by serving it up with warm pita, olives and all the stuff that sets you full on in your mediterranean feels.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Egyptian, Mediterranean
Keyword Egyptian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Food, Vegan-Friendly, Vegetarian
Servings 6


  • 2 cans plain fava beans 13 to 15 ounces each can (see notes if using dry fava beans)
  • ½ cup water
  • sea salt
  • ½-1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1-2 hot peppers chopped (jalapenos will work here)
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 large lemon juice of
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • 1 cup chopped parsley reserved
  • 1 tomato diced, reserved

Serve with

  • Warm pit bread
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Green onions
  • Olives


  • In a cast iron skillet or saucepan, add the fava beans and ½ cup water. Warm over medium-high heat. Season with kosher salt and cumin. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the fava beans.
  • In a morter and pestle, add the hot peppers and garlic. Smash. Add in juice of one lemon and stir to combine.
  • Pour the garlic and hot pepper sauce over the fava beans. Add a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Top with chopped parsley, diced tomatoes and a few slices of hot peppers (optional).
  • Serve with pita bread, sliced veggies and olives.


To make Ful Mudammas from dry fava beans: Start with 1 cup of dry fava beans. Soak in plenty of water over night (beans will expand in size.) Drain and discard soaking water. If you like, peel the beans and discard the hard skin. Place beans in a large pot or saucepan, and add plenty of water (about 5 cups or so.) Bring them to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover part-way and let simmer for about 1 hour. Drain and discard water. Proceed with ful muddamas recipe above.
Not sure where to find fava beans? Fava beans are available in many grocery stores near other canned beans or particularly in the international section. You may also find dry fava beans in the bulk section near chickpeas.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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