Foul Mudammas
1530 mins (prep 1440, cooking 90)
10 ingredients
4 servings
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. If you’ll use young beans you probably won’t have to shell them but honestly I’ve never seen foul mudammas made with green beans that’s why I used older, brown beans. If you’re discouraged by the process of shelling beans don’t worry, it’s not that bad and since beans are really large, it goes pretty fast. Some people prefer to shell Fava beans before cooking but I find it easier to do it after they’ve been simmering for an hour. That way you can just squeeze them and they easily pop out of their shells.

Categories:  vegan , lunch~snacks , african , egyptian , beans , breakfast , >-1-day , inexpensive , vegetarian , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (8.57 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 20.57 Calories from Fat 7.65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.85g 5.2%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 1.22%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 6.98mg 1.16%
Total Carbohydrate 3.12g 4.16%
Dietary Fiber 0.48 g 7.72%
Sugars 0.13 g %
Protein 0.94g 7.56%
Vitamin A 47.35IU% Vitamin C 1.69mg%
Calcium 42.56mg% Iron 2.53mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dry fava beans, chopped tomato