Ful Medames 

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  1. Ful Beans 1 cup (soaked overnight and drain in the morning)
  2. 1 Sprig of Fresh Parsley
  3. 1x Onion
  4. 1 Lemon
  5. Olive Oil 3 spoons
  6. 1 Spoon of Cumin Powder
  7. 1 Clove of Garlic
  8. 1 Green Chilly
  9. Tomatoes 2 Nos.


  • Take the soaked beans rinse thoroughly. Pressure cook till 3 whistles
  • Heat some olive oil in a pan, when it gets hot add chopped garlic, chilli, the onion (diced) and a teaspoon of cumin powder and 1 tomato chopped.
  • Stir together and allow to sizzle on a medium heat for one to two minutes.
  • Add Ful Beans to pan.
  • Add one table spoon of fresh lemon juice, and two more table spoons on olive oil.
  • Stir continuously for five to ten minutes until the ful has become mushy.
  • Add another splash of olive oil, sprinkle some fresh parsley and tomatoes on the top and serve hot quickly.

*Ful Medames is usually served in pita bread sandwiches with humous and salad. If you want to eat like a true Egyptian, consider alternating sandwiches between ful and falafel.

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