Ful Muddamas (Fava Bean Stew)

Ah, ful muddamas; the breakfast of champions and one of the national dishes of Egypt. Nothing sits in your stomach longer than a bowl of ful. As the Ramadan days will be long this year, ful makes the perfect suhoor food. Ful is traditionally just stewed fava beans, sprinkled with salt, olive oil, some onions, and a good […]

Batatis lil Fitaar (Breakfast Potatoes)

Print Recipe Batatis lil Fitaar (Breakfast Potatoes) Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Servings Ingredients 1 red onion diced(approx. 1 cup) 2 cloves garlic pressed1 large potato cubed1 cup chopped peppers (red, green, yellow, your choice!)1 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp coriander powder1 tsp saltpinch black pepper1/2 cup water1/4 […]

Ta’ameya (Spiced Fava Bean Falafel)

Falafel, or ta’ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all time favorite street food. Waking up early in the morning, you can go to the nearest street corner, and find a vendor selling freshly fried ta’ameya that he will wrap into a wad of old newspaper. And even better is the […]

Eggs in Purgatory (Shakshouka/Chakchouka)

Print Recipe Eggs in Purgatory (Shakshouka/Chakchouka) Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Servings Ingredients 6 eggs2 ripe tomatoes sliced1/2 red bell pepper sliced1 small onion diced1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped3 cloves of garlic diced1/2 tsp cumin seeds or powderpinch of cayenne pepper (optional)salt and pepperolive oil Prep Time […]