5 quick steps to cook Ful Mudammas

Ful mudammas is a traditional Egyptian soup. It is made from fava beans and cooked in a large metal pot. The dish is served with cumin and olive oil. It may be served with chopped parsley, onion, and garlic, lemon juice, and may also be prepared with tomatoes. The fava beans are traditionally served in a large jug. The fava beans are cooked in their shells and then boiled until tender.

This dish is also commonly served as a late breakfast or early lunch dish. It is often eaten for dinner and is traditionally paired with warm pita bread. During the colder winter months, ful mudammas is often a favorite of the Egyptians.

Ful Mudammas recipe

Ful madammas

Ful mudammas

Ful Mudammas Recipe

Ful mudammas is basically stewed fava beans (or broad beans), typically seasoned with a little ground cumin and finished with good extra virgin olive oil. Egyptians serve with warm pita bread and jazz it up with lemon juice, fresh veggies, and herbs.
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Course: Main dishes
Cuisine: North African
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Ful madammas recipe
CookingStyle: Steam
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Ms Kelly
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  • Pour the canned fava beans into a colander to drain. Rinse in cold water and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan on medium heat. Sauté the chopped onions until they are translucent and golden. Add the garlic and cumin and cook for 1 minute until it releases an aroma. Put the beans in the pan and add about half a cup of water to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, season with salt and pepper. Cover the pan.
  • Cook the mixture over medium heat for about 10 minutes until the beans are cooked through. Remove the lid from the pan and continue cooking until the liquid decreases by about 75%. Bring down from the heat.
  • Pour the bean mixture into a bowl. Add the fresh lemon juice. Mash the mixture to a semi-smooth consistency; it should be slightly chunky than hummus. You can use a potato masher or the back of a large metal spoon.
  • Serve each serving as hummus on a plate. Create a shallow pool between the mudammas. Lightly sprinkle the olive oil in the dish and decorate with the ingredients you like. Serve hot



  • To make Ful Mudammas from dry fava beans: Start with 1 cup of dry fava beans. Soak in plenty of water overnight (beans will expand in size.) Drain and discard soaking water.  If you like, peel the beans and discard the hard skin. Place beans in a large pot or saucepan, and add plenty of water (about 5 cups or so.) Bring them to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover part-way and let simmer for about 1 hour. Drain and discard water. Proceed with ful mudammas recipe above.
  • Where to find fava beans?: Fava beans are available in many grocery stores near other canned beans or particularly in the international section. You may also find dry fava beans in the bulk section near chickpeas. Otherwise, you can find canned fava beans via Amazon.
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Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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Egyptians have been eating ful mudammas for generations, and most people add favorite ingredients that they feel would be an appropriate addition to the overall flavor of the dish. The Egyptians eat this dish in any season of the year and at any meal of the day. Especially on weekends (Middle Eastern weekends start on Thursday night), and bean stew is almost always a part of the Egyptian Friday breakfast. The dish is also very popular during the holy month of Ramadan, as it is high in protein and has a good stomach-filling ability. Street vendors in Egypt sell ful mudammas every day, so if you’re walking past a ful mudammas shop that’s closed at night, you’ll smell the beans being cooked.