Sudanese Ful

Sudanese ful


  • 1 cup fava beans
  • 1/2 tsp cooking soda
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste / sauce
  • 2 tbsp cumin coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp red pepper powder
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Soak fava beans for at least 24 hours and then pressure cook with sufficient water and 1/2 tsp cooking soda (soda bi-carb) for 3-4 whistles. When cool, drain and keep aside
  2. Heat the oil in a pan
  3. Saute chopped onions and garlic for 1/2 minute (don’t let onions get too soft)
  4. Add tomato paste / sauce and saute for a couple of minutes
  5. Add 1 tbsp cumin coriander powder and chili powder each and cooked fava beans and cook for 2-3 minutes
  6. Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 2-3 more minutes
  7. Turn the heat off and stir in chopped tomatoes and cucumber, add salt and lemon juice and gently fold the mix a few time till properly mixed.
  8. To serve, take out a generous portion of this ful medames in the serving plate, sprinkle cumin coriander powder, chili powder with a slice of lime by the side. Ful medames is commonly eaten with Mediterranean bread

Serves: 4

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