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ta'ameya - egyptian falafel recipe
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Egyptian Falafel (Ta'ameya)

Egyptian Falafel (Ta'ameya) are deep fried patties or balls made with fava beans and lots of herbs and spices. These herby falafel is pleasantly crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. This vegan and gluten free crispy patties can be eaten as it is or in a salad or a wrap or with pitta bread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Egyptian, gluten free, Lebanese, Levantine, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, vegan, vegeterian
Keyword: crispy egyptian falafel, gluten free falafel recipe, ta'ameya egyptian falafel, vegan falafel recipe
Servings: 16 pattie


  • 300 gms Dried split Fava beans washed and soaked overnight
  • 1 Onion roughly chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 40 gms Coriander leaves washed and roughly chopped
  • 15 gms Parsley washed and roughly chopped
  • 5 Spring onions/scallions washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Veg Oil/sunflower oil for deep frying
  • 3 tbsp Sesame seeds Toasted
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds toasted and crushed in pestle n motor


  • Wash and soak the dried split fava beans over night or at least 6-8 hours. 
  • Drain the fava beans and keep it aside in a large bowl.
    egyptian falafel recipe
  • Now add the chopped onion, coriander, parsley, spring onions, garlic, coriander powder, cumin powder to the fava beans and mix every thing well with a spoon.
    egyptian falafel recipe
  • Add the mixture in a food processor and pulse it repeatedly, scrap it from the sides and pulse again until you get a fairly smooth dough but not a fine paste. (try making a small ball or patty if it holds up perfectly and does not fall apart, the dough is ready).
    egyptian falafel recipe
  • Put the mixture in a bowl. Now add salt and baking soda and mix it well. 
    egyptian falafel recipe
  • Heat oil in a large pan and bring it to 350 F.
  • Now scoop out the dough (to get equal sized patty I used an ice cream scoop), and flatten it in to a disc or shape it like ping pong balls and roll it in toasted sesame seeds and few crushed coriander seeds.
    egyptian falafel recipe
  • Gently place the patty in the oil few at a time and fry on one side for 4 to 4 1/2 minutes. then turn and fry for 1 to 2 minutes on the other side.
    egyptian falafel recipe
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel.
    ta'ameya - egyptian falafel recipe
  • Serve it hot with some thinned tahini sauce and warm pitta bread or on a salad or as a wrap.