Tuesday 23 January 2018
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Bean moujaddara


Bean moujaddara or “mjaddarit fassolia” is a traditional recipe from the Shouf region using lima beans instead of lentils.

Total Servings: 4

Preparation time: 2 hours


½ cups beans soaked overnight

¾ cup bulgur

2.5 L water

1 Tbsp tomato paste

1 onion, chopped

5 Tbsp olive oil

4 Tsp salt

Preparation Steps:

  1. Add the beans to 1 L of water and bring to boil.
  2. While boiling, add 500 mL of water and cover. Stir occasionally.
  3. After 1 hour, add another 500 mL of water.
  4. Sauté the chopped onions in the olive oil with salt until lightly brown.
  5. Add one more half liter of water to the beans.
  6. Add the tomato paste and the bulgur to the fried onions; mix well and add the mixture to the boiling beans.
  7. Simmer for 30 more minutes, then add 500 mL of water and 3 tsp salt. Stir occasionally.
  8. Serve hot.