Fava Beans Curry – Middle Eastern Recipe

FavaBeans 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
1tsp parsley
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tsp olive oil
salt to taste

Preparation Method:
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
Serves: 2


Unknown said...

SE, I too have never used fava beans, so I guess I should as all kind of beans are good for us specially if you are a vegetarian :)

Joanne said...

I love fava beans! What a great curry to use them in!

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious curry SE...sounds very interesting, never tried fava beans yet, thanks for sharing..

Kiran said...

Dear SE
Fava beans curry looks very delicious.

I would also like to let you now that I just started an event with whole grains : barley.Would love to see your delicious recipes for this event.
Thank you.

Nithu said...

Looks wonderful. Sure have to try..

Rachana said...

I have never tried fava beans...your recipe inspires me to try them out :-)

Hari Chandana P said...

looks yummy and delicious.. thanks for the recipe.. :)

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

never heard of this beans.u cooked it in a nice way.ur blog loks very beautiful now

Sushma Mallya said...

looks wonderful and seems very easy to make as well..and your blog looks lovely with its fresh look..nice one...and how were your exams?

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Hy SE,
Nice try dear...delicious.

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Do check it.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderfully prepared Fava Bean Curry . Looks very delicious . Such unique Middle Eastern recipes can be very useful for a change of taste.

Hamaree Rasoi

kitchen queen said...

nice and healthy curry.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

love Mediterranean recipes and this one looks very aromatic. would love to give it a try with double beans. hope that will work as well.

FH said...

OOH! Those beans look so plump and pulpy, great looking dish. Very healthy too with less spices.

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