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This is a wonderful breakfast or brunch when you wake up ravenous and really need a protein hit. A Saudi friend taught me how to make this. P.S. If you live in the Seattle area, a little store in the Pike Place Market called The Souk sells fava beans in cans; The store has a lot of great food items.
- 1 (15 ounce) cancooked fava beans or 1 1⁄2 cups cooked fava beans
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin (but season to your own taste!)
- 1 dash cinnamon (but season to your own taste!)
- 1 dash clove (but season to your own taste!)
- 1 dash turmeric (but season to your own taste!)
- 1 dash cayenne (but season to your own taste!)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or to taste)
- 1 small potato, peeled and cooked, added when onion is cooking (optional)
- First, cook onion in vegetable oil until limp.
- Add garlic and cook a little.
- Add large chopped tomato and cook until it just starts breaking apart.
- Add spices and lemon juice and stir.
- Add fava beans and salt to taste.
- Leave on low heat for about 15-20 minutes.
- Put in blender and puree until smooth.
- Place in serving dish and drizzle generously with olive oil.
- Eat with Carol's pita bread (warm crusty french bread is good too).