Flatbread Sopped in Broth of Fava/Broad Beans

Tashreeb/Thareed Bagilla

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Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Bagilla (fava/broad beans) are the Iraqi counterpart of the Egyptian fool mudammas. However, the Iraqi variety are larger and fleshier than Egyptian beans. It is the dish to serve for brunch on Fridays, the weekend in Islamic countries.

The dish is invariably prepared without meat, and apparently this was how it has always been served. In the fourteenth-century augmented version of alBaghdadi’s cookbook, Kitab Wasf al-At’ima al-Mu’tada, a variety of thareed</