Egyptian Breakfast | Ful Medames

The Egyptian cuisine heavily uses legumes and lots of vegetables.The typical breakfast consist of fol medames , ta”amia,koshari ,and flat bread like pita and some dipping sauces.The cooking uses lots of olive oil and fresh ingredients.

For the last day of serving Breakfast from countries for “Buffet on Table ” I made this simple and filling Egyptian breakfast.The original idea was adapted from Vaishali’s space.  I had bookmarked this breakfast recipe from her space since last year.However I didn’t made all the dishes that she had presented but still I got to manage a few.

Ful Medames
Ta’amra /Egyptian falafel
Pita Bread (from archives)
Hummus (from archives)
Tahini paste(from archives)

Blogging Marathon#56
Theme-Breakfast Across Countries
Dish-Ful Medames & Ta’amia

Ful Medames
Source –Here

2 cups fava beans,canned or cooked
2 tablespoon extra olive oil
1 onion,chopped
4 garlic cloves,minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
salt to taste
peppercorn to taste,crushed

For Topping
parsley leaves,chopped
olive oil

Drain and rinse fava beans .Mash half of the beans with fork or potato masher.
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan ,add garlic and onions.Saute till golden in color.
Now add ground cumin .Stir and add fava beans ,paprika and salt.Mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes more.
Remove form pan ,drizzle with more olive oil.
Serve with favorite toppings and pita bread.

Serve-3 Cooking time-15 minutes

Serve immediately.


Ful Medames
Ta’amra /Egyptian falafel
Pita Bread (from archives)
Hummus (from archives)
Tahini paste(from archives)

Best regards,

Sapana Behl

12 comments on “Egyptian Breakfast | Ful Medames”

  1. What a beautiful spread you have put up Sapna…everything looks fantastic the presentation, the colors..thanks for the mention…I am tempted to remake this breakfast.

  2. Gal this is too much, your Egyptian breakfast is torturing me.. My tummy is completely full just on going through your post.. fabulous job.

  3. Usha Rao says:

    That is a beautiful spread & ful medames looks delicious with all those garnishes.

  4. That is a stunning display of food, Sapana.

  5. Srivalli says:

    Sapana, what a fantastic way to end your breakfast series..though I had this bookmarked, I couldn't make..everything looks amazing!

  6. Sandhiya says:

    Wow..Beautiful spread ..Love all your breakfast post in this series.

  7. Srividhya says:

    Great spread. Love those black serve wares.

  8. Wow that is a fantastic way to end the breakfast. Love it

  9. Pavani N says:

    I had bookmarked all of Vaishali's dishes from her Egyptian breakfast post, but ended up making only the Ful Medames. Your whole spread looks very inviting.

  10. An inviting breakfast spread, a feast.

  11. That is a fantastic way to end to this breakfast series. Loving the spread.

  12. this looks stunning, absolutely beautiful…

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