Bessara/Fava bean dip

Bessara is a middle eastern dish served as a dip or as a soup and is made with cooked fava beans.This can be served as part of a mezze platter.
Preparation time:30 minutes
Serves:6-8

Ingredients:
1 cup dry split fava beans (also called as habas, soaked in water overnight)
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 teaspoon Shatta(red chili paste,optional)
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 large garlic cloves
1/8 teaspoon sumac powder
Procedure:
1.  Place the fava beans in a pressure cooker in just enough water to submerge them and add 1/2 teaspoon salt and pressure cook for 2 whistles.Drain the water.
2.Roast the garlic on 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
3.Puree the fava beans with the rest of the ingredients except sumac powder. Serve Bessara drizzled  with olive oil, cumin and sumac powder on top.
Tips:

This can be diluted with vegetable broth or hot water to make a fava bean soup or served with pita bread or as part of the mezze platter.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: