This nourishing vegetarian dish is popular with people of all backgrounds and social classes in Gaza, including Gaza’s Christian population during Lent. You can find both skinless fava beans and dried mulukhiyya leaves at almost any Middle Eastern market.
Boil the skinless fava beans in 6 to 7cups of water (just under 2liters), partially covered, removing any scum that rises to the top. Add the pepper flakes and cover, cooking until tender. This should ta