Translation: Fava Bean Falafel

Alternate Spellings: Tamiya, Tamiyya

Cuisine: Egyptian

Recipe Type: Main Dish

Average User Rating: 1.91 / 5

Vegetarian / Vegan: Vegan

Ta'miyya, whose meaning in Arabic is derived from the word for nourishment, is an Egyptian version of falafel made using fava beans.


1 lb. dried fava beans or hyacinth beans (Egyptian beans), soaked overnight
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup parsley, minced
1 Tb cilantro, minced
1/2 cup scallions, chopped (green part only)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cumin, ground
1/2 tsp. salt
Toasted sesame seeds, to coat
Basil & mint, chiffonade, for garnish
Torshi left (pickled turnips), garnish


Place soaked beans in a food processor with remaining ingredients and process until thoroughly ground and mixed. Form 2" balls from mixture with your hands and roll to coat in toasted sesame seeds, flattening each ball slightly. Deep fry (or pan fry in 2" of oil) at 375 degrees until golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Serve with tahini, torshi left, pitas, and garnish with basil and mint.

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Prep Time: 8 hours

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 6-8

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