Saturday, January 5, 2013
Bissara is an Egyptian Vegetarian/Vegan Fava bean dip. Some people love it. some people hate it. Me I love it.. I like it served at room temperature or cold, with caramalized onion on top.. mmmm and some crispy pita chips.. I have no idea why people dont get excited about it.. my husband is like meh whenever I say im going to make Bissara.. honestly its delicious, you just have to give it a try to decide for yourself.
1 cup Split fava beans
1/2 teaspoon dry mint
1 onion finely chopped
1/2 cup of cilantro/corriander chopped
1/2 cup of dill finely chopped
1/4 cup of parsley finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic chopped
salt, and cumin
What to do:
Soak fava beans in water overnight. Next morning drain the liquid and set aside. In a medium sized pot, saute onions and garlic in a little olive oil.. when onions are soft, yellow and fragrant, add fava beans. and herbs then stir for a further 2 minutes. Cover with water and let boil for 45 minutes. at salt to your liking and a generous pinch of cumin. Take of the heat and let cool. Once cooled place in blender and food processor and blend until smooth. Pour in serving dishes and Decorate with caramalized onions.
Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and when hot, add chopped onion. Keep stiring until onions are dark and slightly crispy. Take of heat and drain the oil.