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Ful Mudammas with Xawaash Spice

by Christine Tura on June 06, 2016

Boost your day with a delectable Egyptian dish of cooked fava beans with a touch of Somali flavors in this Ful Mudammas with Xawaash Spice Recipe. You can choose from a variety of delicious toppings to fully satisfy your taste buds.



Ful Mudammas:

  • 1 lb Small dry fava beans 
  • 6 cups Water – For soaking 
  • 2 Medium tomatoes (chopped) 
  • 1 Medium onion (chopped) 
  • ¼ cup Cilantro (chopped) – UK: coriander 
  • 4 Large garlic cloves (minced) 
  • 2 tsp Salt – To taste 
  • ¼ tsp Ground black pepper 
  • 1 tsp Xawaash spice
  • 6 cups  Water – For cooking 
  • 2 Lemon slices
  • 1 Large garlic clove
Tomato Blend:
  • 2 Medium tomatoes (blended) 
  • ¼ tsp Xawaash 
  • Ground black pepper (Pinch) 
  • ¼ tsp Salt – To taste 
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
Chili Oil:
  • ½ cup Olive oil 
  • 2 Jalapeno peppers (chopped)




  1. Wash the beans and boil for 10 minutes. 
  2. Turn off the heat then cover and let the beans soak for one hour. 
  3. After one hour elapsed, drain the water and wash the beans. Put the beans in a 5 litre clean pot. Add all the other ingredients except for the one garlic. 
  4. Cover and cook on medium heat for one hour. Stir after every 15 minutes. 
  5. Mash the beans using a laddle, or a wooden spoon. 
  6. Add the garlic and cook for another 10 minutes.


See video instruction below


Video Credit to Xawaash SomaliFoodBlog



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