Smothered Fava Beans

Fool Imdammas

Preparation info

  • Serves

    7–8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

While fool imdammas is best known as an Egyptian staple, it is equally popular in neighboring Gaza. Along with hummus, fool is the food of choice for suhur, the pre-fast morning Ramadan meal, because it “sits in your stomach.” Canned varieties abound but cannot compare to this slow-cooked homemade version. Palestinians prefer their fool lighter in color and add chickpeas and lentils. Sometimes a few spoonfuls of prepared hummus