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Thread: Ethiopian Ful
October 12th, 2005, 06:51 PM #1
Ingredients (use vegan versions):
* 1 can cooked fava beans
* 1/3 cup olive oil
* 1 tablespoon cumin
* chili powder to taste
* 1 chopped tomato
* 1 chopped chili pepper
* 1/2 chopped small onion
* fresh, good bread, like baguettes or finger rolls
Boil fava beans (include liquid from the can) in saucepan, then lower heat and simmer. Mash and cook down until similar to the consistency of refried beans.
Add oil, cumin. Cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Add chili powder until it reaches desired spiciness.
Serve in bowls, garnished with chopped tomatoes, onions, and peppers. To eat, use fresh bread to scoop.
We ate this for breakfast every day in Ethiopia. It is a traditional African/Muslim breakfast dish, and there are probably many variations, but this is the way its made in Addis Abeba.