I love love love fava beans.....I love them fresh in salad, with olive oil, lemon, garlic and oregano, but since I visited Egypt, I fell in love with this humble and delicious dish....it has been my typical breakfast in every trip that I have made to the middle east.....
2 cups of dry fava beans
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 garlic finely chopped
2 teaspoons of cumin freshly grinded
1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
Soak the fava beans in cold water for 24 hours. I change the water 3 times. Cook it in a pressure cooker for 25 minutes. Let the pressure goes off by itself. Check whether they are soft enough, or continue cooking them until they are soft and tender.
In a big pot, place the water, olive oil, salt and cumin. Add the fava beans and mash them. Correct it for salt and cumin, add the garlic and lemon juice. Stir it and let is simmer for 5 minutes.
Paste of 3 garlic, salt, olive oil and lemon juice (1 teaspoon). In a mortar, crush the garlic with salt, olive oil, and lemon juice.
Serve the foul in a dish, and garnish with tomatoes, garlic paste, and feta cheese. Serve it with mini cucumbers and green olives.....ENJOY!!!