Flavorful Foul Mudammas


Embark on a delightful culinary journey with Flavorful Foul Mudammas, a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine. This hearty dish features tender fava beans, stewed and seasoned with a medley of aromatic spices, garlic, and lemon juice. Foul Mudammas is not just nourishing; it's a flavor-packed experience that brings comfort and richness to any meal, whether enjoyed as a savory breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a cozy dinner.

Flavorful Foul Mudammas

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes (if using canned beans)
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4 people
  • Serving Size: 1 cup

 Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fiber: 8 g


  • Cooked or canned fava beans: 400 grams (14.1 ounces / 0.88 pounds)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 15 grams (0.5 ounce / 0.033 pounds)
  • Olive oil: 30 ml (1 ounce / 0.066 pounds)
  • Ground cumin: 5 grams (0.18 ounces / 0.01 pounds)
  • Lemon juice: 30 ml (1 ounce / 0.066 pounds)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped: 30 grams (1 ounce / 0.066 pounds)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Cooking Beans: If using dried beans, soak overnight and cook until tender. If using canned beans, rinse and drain.
  2. Seasoning: In a pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and cumin, cook until fragrant. Add the beans, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few minutes.
  3. Mashing: Lightly mash some of the beans for a thicker consistency.
  4. Garnishing: Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For added flavor, sauté onions before adding garlic and spices.
  • Adjust the consistency according to preference; mash more for a creamier texture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can Foul Mudammas be made with other beans?

Traditionally, it's made with fava beans, but feel free to experiment with similar beans like kidney or black beans.

How long does Foul Mudammas last in the fridge?

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can Foul Mudammas be frozen?

Yes, it freezes well. Thaw and reheat before serving.