Bissara is a Moroccan popular dish prepared from dried and peeled fava-beans. It is prepared more often during the cold seasons because of the energy it provides for the body. Bissara is usually served with olive oil and hot spices on the top.
- 500g dry fava beans soaked in water for the whole night
- 2 tbps oil
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 chopped cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1tsp paprika ( optional)
- 2 liters water
- Drain dried fava beans from water, peel them and clean them well.
- In a pressure cooker, put dried fava beans, garlic, oil, spices and water, then cover the cooker tightly and cook over medium heat for an hour (until the fava beans are well cooked ).
- Mash them with a wooden spoon or place them in a processor until they become smooth soup.
- Return them into the cooker and let it over low heat until the soup becomes thick.
- Serve the soup in bowls with some olive oil, cumin and cayenne (optional) on the top.
By Layla Dahamou, Morocco World News