Foul Medames

Written by Marwan A

July 30, 2018

Ful medames is also spelled like foule mudammes and ful mudammas, or just fūl. This Egyptian Recipe is made of fava beans and served with cumin, vegetable oil; and optionally with chopped parsley, onion garlic, lemon juice, chili pepper, and other vegetables, spice, and herb ingredients.

Ful medames is remarkably a staple food in Egypt, particularly in the northern cities of Gizah and Cairo. It is also a typical part of the cuisines of several African, Arab, and Middle Eastern cultures; like in Lebanon, Djibouti, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Libya, Israel, Jordan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia.

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Foul Medames

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Egyptian Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 333kcal


  • 1 can fava beans drained
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice,
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed with a garlic press or the back of a spoons
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/4 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 hard-boiked eggs chopped or cut into wedge
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 lemons cut into wedges
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped


  • Place beans in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  • Stir in 2 tbsp. of the olive oil plus lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and 1/4 c. of the parsley.
  • Cook until heated through and steaming slightly, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Serve beans in individual bowls. Place hard-boiled eggs, lemon wedges, tomatoes, green onions,and the remaining olive oil and parsley in small bowls on the table, allowing diners to garnish and season as they like.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g
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