Foul Medames

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.

Foul Medames

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CuisineEgyptian Recipes
Servings4 People


  • 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.
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