Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

Ta'ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

Ta’ameya (Egyptian Falafel)
The ground fava beans and herbs in this recipe for ta’ameya, a popular street food in Egypt, are rolled in sesame seeds before being fried into crisp falafel.

Fill a large bowl with several inches of water, then add the fava beans.

Let soak for 8 to 12 hours.


In a food processor, combine the soaked fava beans with the red onion, cilantro, dill, garlic, salt, and cumin; process until the mixture resembles dough.

A skillet should be heated to medium.

Sesame seeds are added, and they are cooked for about 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Place on a big plate.

Create balls out of the fava bean mixture.

To coat, roll in sesame seeds.

Oil should be poured into a big pan and heated over medium heat.

Fava bean balls should be fried in batches for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown.

Dry off with paper towels.