Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Don't be put off by the name, foul is an amazing dish that you and yours will enjoy. Foul is a fava bean dip that originally hails from the middle east and is traditionally eaten at breakfast with pita bread.
Here is a fabulous recipe:

1 (15 ounce) can cooked fava beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked fava beans
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin (but season to your own taste!)
1 dash cinnamon (but season to your own taste!)
1 dash cloves (but season to your own taste!)
1 dash turmeric (but season to your own taste!)
1 dash cayenne (but season to your own taste!)
1 tablespoon lemon juice (or to taste)

1 small potato, peeled and cooked, added when onion is cooking (optional)

  1. First, cook onion in vegetable oil until slightly browned
  2. Add garlic and cook until fragrant
  3. Add large chopped tomato and cook until it just starts breaking apart
  4. Add spices and lemon juice and stir
  5. Add fava beans and salt to taste
  6. Leave on low heat for about 15-20 minutes
  7. Put in blender and puree until smooth or coursly mash with a fork
    (I like mine thicker than hummus)
  8. Place in serving dish and drizzle generously with olive oil, parsley, and a little mint
  9. Eat with pita bread
Enjoy! Let me know what you think.


the uneasy bicyclist said...
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the uneasy bicyclist said...

La Pita Express in Lakewood has excellent foul and cheap. In fact, that picture is the very same foul from there. When and if you go, pronounce it like "fool" or prepare to be corrected.

La Pita Express
13615 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44107
(216) 221-9925

ruphi3star said...

Hi your recipe of the foul is almost 100% right but you should cook the fava beans before you ad the veggies + spices then much all with a fork no need to a blender PS strain before muching then add the liquid as needed to get the right thickness