Morrocan Bissara Recipe

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Authorksalman
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Bissara is a popular Moroccan dish consists of fava beans, peas, and garnished with olive oil and cumin. It is easy to make, delicious, and healthy.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 10 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

 1 lbs (1/2 kg) dried split fava beans (broad beans), soaked overnight
 1 lbs (1/2 kg) dried split peas, soaked overnight
 2 large onions, finely chopped
 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
 1/2 cup coriander, finely chopped
 Salt and pepper to taste
 5 garlic cloves
 Water for cooking
 4 tablespoons cumin, plus extra, for sprinkling
 sweet paprika, for sprinkling
 4 tablespoons olive oil

1

In a saucepan, add fava beans, peas, onions, garlic, parsley, coriander and cover with water. Put on high heat, cover and bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for one hour stirring occasionally. (note: You can add hot water during cooking if needed).

2

Remove from the heat and let it cool a little. Blend everything and put back in the saucepan for 10 minutes.

3

Serve in a bowl then garnish with olive oil, paprika and cumin on top.

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Ingredients

 1 lbs (1/2 kg) dried split fava beans (broad beans), soaked overnight
 1 lbs (1/2 kg) dried split peas, soaked overnight
 2 large onions, finely chopped
 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
 1/2 cup coriander, finely chopped
 Salt and pepper to taste
 5 garlic cloves
 Water for cooking
 4 tablespoons cumin, plus extra, for sprinkling
 sweet paprika, for sprinkling
 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

1

In a saucepan, add fava beans, peas, onions, garlic, parsley, coriander and cover with water. Put on high heat, cover and bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for one hour stirring occasionally. (note: You can add hot water during cooking if needed).

2

Remove from the heat and let it cool a little. Blend everything and put back in the saucepan for 10 minutes.

3

Serve in a bowl then garnish with olive oil, paprika and cumin on top.

Morrocan Bissara Recipe

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