I have heard and read lot about fava beans and its use in the middle eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, but never happen to use them in our cooking. Last week one of our friends bought us some cans of fava beans and mentioned the ingredients that go into making a simple side with pita bread. Not much use of spices but with the ingredients it does come close to an Indian recipe, so the name curry.
Since I was having these beans for the first time, the taste and flavor seemed to be very much like the cooked jackfruit seeds. I can even say the flavor, taste, texture could match 99.9 % to that of jackfruit seeds. So in case you don’t get your hands on a fava beans, try out the recipe with jackfruit seeds, if you happen to be in the tropical !!
1 can(15 oz) fava beans, drained, rinsed
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tsp olive oil
salt to taste
1. Drain and rinse the beans.
2. In a vessel add the bean with some water and bring it to boil.
3. Mash the beans a little and then add all the remaining ingredients.
4. Let it simmer for up to 10 min.
5. Serve with pita/chapati
Preparation Time: 10 minutes