1 lb very young fava beans (the pods should feel velvety to the touch), strings removed
1 medium onion, halved lengthwise and sliced into crescents
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup dill fronds, tightly packed
1 tsp sugar
juice of ½ a lemon
salt to taste
1 ½ cup hot water
1 cup plain yogurt at room temperature
2 cloves of garlic, mashed
• Sautee onions in oil until translucent. Add fava beans, dill, salt, sugar, and lemon. Add water, mix all ingredients, and bring it to a boil.
• Cover tightly and simmer on low heat for about an hour until very tender. Add more hot water if necessary; the dish should not be dry. Let it cool.
• Serve at room temperature, topped with garlic flavored yogurt.
Unfiltered apple juice would make a proper beverage.