Sunday, August 04, 2013

SAHUR WITH FUL MEDAMES /KACANG POL



Am really in the mood of Middle Eastern food...just don't know why.....and this was my sahur - Foul Mudammas...is a national Egyptian dish. I would say it is the most famous Egyptian dish since I’ve never hard of any other.

It’s made of Fava beans (sometimes called broad beans) and is usually eaten for breakfast or lunch with pita bread. It is very similar to Mexican refried beans although the flavors are slightly different. The dominant taste is lemony and even though plenty of garlic is used, you can barely taste it. It can be made either with young Fava beans or old ones. I used older ones which have a brown color, young Fava beans are very green in color. My favourite dish while in Eygpt a few years ago....try this awesome !!!!

You can use the can beans if you like, its equally good and fast


You will need to begin this recipe one day ahead.

Ingredients

2 cups - dried fava beans (broad beans), rinsed and soaked overnight
1 cup - red lentils, rinsed and soaked overnight
salt and pepper
ground cumin
lemon juice
olive oil

Preparation
Drain the soaked beans and lentils and rinse again. Place them in a large saucepan and cover with 750 ml of water. Boil over high heat until frothy. Skim the froth as it accumulates then cover the saucepan and simmer on the lowest heat for up to 5 hours or until the beans are very soft and the liquid has reduced. The ful thickens as it cools, so be careful not to reduce the liquid too much.

Add salt, pepper, a generous amount of cumin and lemon juice to taste. Drizzle a liberal amount of olive oil over the top.
It’s made of Fava beans (sometimes called broad beans) and is usually eaten for breakfast or lunch with pita bread. It is very similar to Mexican refried beans although the flavors are slightly different. The dominant taste is lemony and even though plenty of garlic is used, you can barely taste it.



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