Bessara Recipe

Bessara is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Bessara by following this easy recipe.
Bessara Recipe
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4
  • 200 gm Dried Fava Beans
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Cumin (ground)
  • ½ tsp Sweet Paprika
  • ½ tsp Hot Paprika
  • Little Cilantro (chopped)
How to make Bessara:
  • Keep the fava beans immersed in water for a whole night. Then peel it off.
  • Take the beans with 5 cups of water and get it to boil on high flame. Later, boil it on medium flame until it is cooked. Strain the beans storing 2 tbsp bean stock.
  • Grind the boiled beans with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, bean stock and spices into smooth paste. Pour it back into pan and heat it.
  • Serve it hot with the top up of chopped cilantro.