Friday, September 5, 2014

Ta'amia / Egyptian Falafel

Ta'amia is the Egyptian version of falafel and is a part of their morning breakfast. They enjoy it with Ful Medames 

I have made falafels with chick peas, but today I am making a Egyptian version of these. The Egyptians make them with fava beans. This is the first time I am using fava beans , I made a coarse paste of the beans and added a paste of coriander, mint , onions to it, but after making the batter, The flavors were mild , so I added some chopped garlic, some coriander and mint. I coated these with sesame seeds and fried them to a nice golden.The flavor of these falafels is absolutely different from the chick pea ones, these are on the green side and have a special crunch, due to sesame seeds.
Assembling the falafel  with pita, hummus and sauce does not change. 

500 gms dried, skinless, broad (fava) beans
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 pinch ground chilli
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 large onion
5 spring onions
6 cloves garlic
1 large handful flat-leaf parsley ( I did not use)
1 large bunch coriander (cilantro) (leaves only)
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to season
Vegetable oil to fry

Soak the beans overnight in warm water.
Grind the beans to a coarse paste.
Grind the rest of ingredients to a paste too.
Mix the two adding salt.
At this point check the batter, if you feel you need to add more spices, please do so.
Shape them into discs and roll them into sesame seeds.
Deep fry to a golden.

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  1. Falafal looks crunchy on the outside and soft inside. Nice one. I once tried with combination of chickpeas and lima beans.

  2. I can munch some rite now without any guilt, delicious falafels.

  3. Falafals are looking so good Vaishali..very nicely made..

  4. loved this version the fava beans are lighter than the chickpea willl definitely try them

  5. What an authentic and delicious Egyptian falafel.

  6. so pretty with the green color inside

  7. Looks so good and loved the last pic:)

  8. Looking and drooling Vaishali. Wish I can join you for breakfast.

  9. didnt know there was an egyptian version of falafels.. love the crunchy sesame on top !

  10. Love the idea of coating these in sesame must give it a nice nutty taste and crunchy texture. Btw, how does fava bean taste? Which bean is it closest to in taste? Anywhere close to cholia?