Ful Medames


Ful Medames

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Egyptian Fava Bean Stew
Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr


  • 1 30 ounce can Fava Beans
  • 1/2 Fresh Lemon
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 can Water
  • 1 tbsp Tahini Sauce optional
  • 1 tsp Toum optional
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Parsley optional


  • Add the favas from the can to a pot.
  • Fill the can halfway with water then add the water to the favas.
  • Add the cumin.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into the pot. Be careful of seeds.
  • Stir well and place on medium low heat. Let it simmer and not boil for about an hour.
  • Once it has cooked for about half an hour, mash some but not all of the favas. This will thicken the stew.
  • Serve with tahini sauce and parsley garnish.


I find the canned favas contain enough salt already but you can add more to your liking.

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