| Ingredients |
Potatoes: 2 medium
Twice peeled Fava beans*: 3/4 cups
Garlic: 3 pods- peeled minced
Onion: 1 medium- diced
tomato: medium- diced
Cumin powder: 1/2 tsp
Chili powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt: to taste
Olive Oil: 1 tsp
Water or stock: 2 cups
To flavor: Fresh cilantro
How to peel and eat the Fava Beans?
Peel the beans from the pod (as you would do for the fresh peas).
Personally I would cook the beans right away without peeling again.
If you want to toss the beans in salad and snack right away or even Fava Fanatic!
Peel the waxy covering of the bean using a sharp knife or even with the help of your nails.
Or, blanch it: Boil enough water with salt - cook the beans for 2 to 3 minutes and remove , drain and transfer in cold water.
By simply squeezing the beans will pop out of the waxy covering.
Now you are ready to use it.
Method for the soup:
Heat a big soup pot with oil. fry the onion, once it turns translucent add the garlic, followed by potatoes, tomatoes and spices. Add the water or stock, cover the pot and simmer until the potato are cooked.
I did this part in my pressure cooker and left until 2 whistles.
Once the potato are cooked slightly mashed them and add the fresh fava beans. Cook until they are tender. Just few minutes is enough when they are twice peeled.Adjust the salt and add the chopped cilantro leaves.
Serve hot with some bread slices on side.