Recipe By arhiles
Published Jul 10th
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 289.9

My best friend is Syrian and taught me to make this. It is often eaten for breakfast, but I like to make it for dinner. It is vegan and great for fasting periods. If you cannot find fava beans, check a middle eastern market. Add more lemon juice if you like it bitter! Serve with pita bread. It’s also great with Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and lemon wedges.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can fava beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the fava beans, garbanzo beans, and water to the onion; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir the tomato paste, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the garlic, tahini, and cumin through the bean mixture; return the mixture to a boil and allow to cook at a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. 2 Pour the mixture into a blender. Hold the lid of the blender in place with a towel and start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the mixture moving before leaving it on to puree to your desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 289.9
  • Carbohydrate 43.4 g
  • Fat 9.3 g
  • Fiber 9.1 g
  • Protein 10.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Sodium 591.6 mg
  • Sugar 4.6 g


  1. Very good recipe. Real close to the recipe I received from the Lebanese Grocery Store Owner. Except she used double the garlic extra lemon juice pinch of salt and chopped parsley. My go to breakfast on some sprouted whole grain toast.
  2. I'm Egyptian, &foul modammas is authentically Egyptian. That recipe is overwhelming &I can make 3 different recipes from those ingredients! Your Syrian friend might have made that up, it's ok but it shouldn't be called foul modammas! if u like the ingredients of this recipe, just mash the beans up with a fork before adding - Read more ...
  3. This tastes sooo good. Yes it looks kind of gross but that is just due to the ingredients. It really tastes great.
  4. I'm watching an Ethiopian woman smashing the competition in the 10 000 meter race in the Olympics London 2012! About this Foul Mudammas. I really like what I got with the changes I made. All Favas no garbanzos no water 15 oz can tomato sauce double the tahini and cumin. Excellent.
  5. This tastes good but it looks just awful. I think the color is just really bad. My blender couldn't process the whole amount at once so I had to divide it and blend separately. I never got it to a super smooth consistency.