Rating: 4.44 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

My best friend is Syrian and taught me to make this. It is often eaten for breakfast, but I like to make it for dinner. It is vegan and great for fasting periods. If you cannot find fava beans, check a middle eastern market. Add more lemon juice if you like it bitter! Serve with pita bread. It's also great with Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and lemon wedges.

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the fava beans, garbanzo beans, and water to the onion; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir the tomato paste, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the garlic, tahini, and cumin through the bean mixture; return the mixture to a boil and allow to cook at a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

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  • Pour the mixture into a blender. Hold the lid of the blender in place with a towel and start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the mixture moving before leaving it on to puree to your desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 43.4g; fat 9.3g; sodium 591.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2012
I'm watching an Ethiopian woman smashing the competition in the 10 000 meter race in the Olympics London 2012! About this Foul Mudammas. I really like what I got with the changes I made. All Favas no garbanzos no water 15 oz can tomato sauce double the tahini and cumin. Excellent. Read More
(7)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/17/2014
I'm Egyptian, &foul modammas is authentically Egyptian. That recipe is overwhelming &I can make 3 different recipes from those ingredients! Your Syrian friend might have made that up, it's ok but it shouldn't be called foul modammas! if u like the ingredients of this recipe, just mash the beans up with a fork before adding the rest of ingredients. NO Blender! 1*Egyptian foul modammas is simply mashing the contents of the can (with or w/out its liquid, depending on preference) mash it lightly with adding lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, little dry coriander, salt &pepper. 2*Another dish u do the same with adding some tahini (that's the Alexandrian version). 3*another version add cucumber, onion &tomato chopped very small &mixed. all the above 3 recipes are served in room temperature. 4*another dish served warm is sautee in a Tbsp of oil 2 cloves of garlic splash with diced tomato then add the beans &the same spices but no lemon!(this one is called foul bel ta'aleya) In our mums group we are 6 nationalities & they all love it with all the different recipes! you can also serve it beside eggs for a filling brunch! Read More
(25)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
09/17/2014
I'm Egyptian, &foul modammas is authentically Egyptian. That recipe is overwhelming &I can make 3 different recipes from those ingredients! Your Syrian friend might have made that up, it's ok but it shouldn't be called foul modammas! if u like the ingredients of this recipe, just mash the beans up with a fork before adding the rest of ingredients. NO Blender! 1*Egyptian foul modammas is simply mashing the contents of the can (with or w/out its liquid, depending on preference) mash it lightly with adding lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, little dry coriander, salt &pepper. 2*Another dish u do the same with adding some tahini (that's the Alexandrian version). 3*another version add cucumber, onion &tomato chopped very small &mixed. all the above 3 recipes are served in room temperature. 4*another dish served warm is sautee in a Tbsp of oil 2 cloves of garlic splash with diced tomato then add the beans &the same spices but no lemon!(this one is called foul bel ta'aleya) In our mums group we are 6 nationalities & they all love it with all the different recipes! you can also serve it beside eggs for a filling brunch! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2012
I'm watching an Ethiopian woman smashing the competition in the 10 000 meter race in the Olympics London 2012! About this Foul Mudammas. I really like what I got with the changes I made. All Favas no garbanzos no water 15 oz can tomato sauce double the tahini and cumin. Excellent. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2011
This tastes good but it looks just awful. I think the color is just really bad. My blender couldn't process the whole amount at once so I had to divide it and blend separately. I never got it to a super smooth consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2013
This tastes sooo good. Yes it looks kind of gross but that is just due to the ingredients. It really tastes great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2015
Very good recipe. Real close to the recipe I received from the Lebanese Grocery Store Owner. Except she used double the garlic extra lemon juice pinch of salt and chopped parsley. My go to breakfast on some sprouted whole grain toast. Read More