Fuul Medamis (Egyptian fava beans)

1 cup dried fava beans, soaked
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin powder
TO SERVE:
3 hard-boiled eggs
finely chopped parsley
1 tomato, diced
spring onion, sliced
shredded lettuce
lemon wedges
olive oil
pickled cucumbers/chillies
eggplant, sliced and grilled
Egyptian flatbread

Boil fava beans in fresh water with bay leaf until tender.
Add garlic, cumin and salt – mash roughly.
Mash and egg into each serving.
Combine parsley, tomato, spring onion and lettuce.
Serve beans garnished with a generous splash of olive oil, lemon wedges and pepper.
Make flatbread sandwiches stuffed with beans, salad and eggplant.

Inspired by random vendor in Port Said – Egypt