Falafel, also known as Ta’meya
Egyptian Falafel – Tameya
Falafel are traditionally served in Egyptian breakfast along with ful, eggs, cheese and pita bread.
Traditional falafel is made with chickpeas, but Egyptians ta’meya is made of fava beans.
Fava beans should be soaked overnight to soften, then crushed in a food processor.
They are then mixed with a fresh combination of chopped cilantro, parsley, white onion, garlic and leek, giving ta’meya its vibrant green color.
Spices such as cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper are added along with chickpea flour. Rolled into balls, and fried!
It’s not a surprise why Ta’meya is such a popular Egyptian food – it’s packed with loads of unique, fresh flavor.