|Course||Breakfast, main course|
|Region or state||Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan|
|Main ingredients||Fava beans, olive oil, cumin|
|Variations||Lemon juice, onion, parsley, garlic, berbere, niter kibbeh|
Shahan ful, simplified to ful, is a dish common in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and other parts of the Horn of Africa, which is generally served for breakfast. Believed to be an import from Sudan, it is made by slowly cooking fava beans in water. Once the beans have softened, they are crushed into a coarse paste. It is often served with chopped green onions, tomatoes, and hot green peppers, as well as yogurt, feta cheese, olive oil, tesmi, berbere, lemon juice, cumin, and chili pepper. It is typically eaten without the aid of utensils accompanied with a bread roll. It is popular during the Ramadan season and during the various Lents.
- Jennifer Bain. "Spicy Ethiopian Fava Beans." Toronto Star. Thu Mar 28, 2013
- "Sudan." The Complete Guide to National Symbols and Emblems: Volume 2. Greenwood Press, Dec 1, 2009 pg. 638