Baghali Pokhteh - Cooked Fava Beans
2 pounds fresh fava beans in pods
Salt to taste
1-2 tablespoons angelica powder, It may be found in most Middle Eastern grocery stores
1-2 freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Rinse fava beans and place in a large pot. Pour enough water to cover all the beans.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about 50 minutes or until the beans thoroughly cooked. Add salt to taste in the last 10-15 minutes of cooking. Once cooked, drain the water, let cool a few minutes and remove the thick outer layer. Also, as a word of caution, fava beans cannot be eaten raw and need to be fully cooked.