From the Caliphs' Kitchens to Yours
Muzawwarat Recipes from Medieval Baghdad
المزوّرات: وصفات صيامية من بغداد الرشيد
Next time you are making green dishes in honor of St. Patrick's Day, try this one!
Here is a recipe I adapted from Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's tenth-century cookbook (see my English translation Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens, Chapter 45, and Delights from the Garden of Eden, p. 132):
You can prepare this dip year round using frozen green fava beans, available at Middle Eastern stores, but also at major super markets (look for it in the Goya frozen vegetables section).
Note: If using fresh fava beans, blanching them in hot water first will make shelling them a breeze. If using frozen fava beans, dipping them in hot water first will also make the task quite fast and easy.
Makes 4 servings