Fool Medamas (Fava Beans)
16-ounce can cooked fava beans
1 large onion, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
juice of 2 lemons
salt to taste
pepper to taste
red chili pepper to taste
pita bread (optional)
Pour the beans into a pot and bring to a boil for about 1 - 2 hours.
Mix them well and add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil again,
then reduce to medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes.
This dish is usually eaten with bread (Pita). I found that certain
ingredients like; oil, vinegar, lemon juice, black pepper, cumin,
salt, tomatoes, onions, parsley, shatta (dry, fresh) form the basis
of most recipes. Take your pick and mix it in any way you want
depending on your mode and availability. Having said that we should
not forget taheena and eggs.