How to cook Ful Medames – Egyptian Recipes

Ful Medames is one of the most delicious, hearty, filling, and enjoyable Egyptian food. However, people enjoy this dish in the morning throughout the Middle East. In addition to the delectable flavors, Ful Medames is a rich source of proteins, fibers, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Let us discuss the step-by-step procedure to make Ful Medames. Read on!


  • 400 grams of fava or broad beans
  • One small onion (finely chop it)
  • Two crushed garlic cloves
  • 100 ml of olive oil
  • Two teaspoons of ground cumin
  • One teaspoon of chili flakes
  • Two large ripe tomatoes
  • A half lemon
  • Two tablespoons of tahini


  1. Wash the beans and put them into a saucepan
  2. Bring the saucepan to the boil
  3. Fry the garlic and onion in a separate frying pan
  4. The frying process is about five minutes
  5. Now add some more olive oil to the frying pan
  6. Add a teaspoon of sea salt flakes, chili flakes, cumin, and tomatoes
  7. Cook over low heat for 25-30 minutes
  8. Next, mash the beans with olive oil, tahini, and lemon juice
  9. Focus on the consistency of the mashed ingredients
  10. Mix in a drop of cool water, if the mixture splits