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tamiya egyptian fried falafel

Ta'amiya Fried Egyptian Falafel

  • Author: Lily
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Ta'amiya is an authentic Egyptian falafel recipe made with fresh herbs, chickpeas, and fava beans. It's crispy on the outside but tender and flavorful on the inside.



Tameya mixture

  • 1 lb of dried chickpeas
  • 1 lb of dried split fava beans
  • 1 lb of onions
  • 1 bunch of Italian parsley
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (coriander)
  • 1 head of garlic peeled
  • 2 tbsp of ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp of ground coriander
  • Salt to taste (start with 1 tbsp and go from there)

To Make The Ta'amiya Patties

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp raw sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • Oil for frying


Make the Tameya Patties (Egyptian Falafel) For Frying

  1. Defrost the frozen tameya mixture or make the tameya from scratch. This needs to be prepared ahead of time.
  2. Add the egg and baking powder to the tameya mixture. Mix well.
  3. Heat a skillet or pot with some frying oil on medium-high heat. Don't overfill the skill or pot with oil, only 1" (2.5 cm) is needed. 
  4. Add the sesame seeds and coriander seeds to a plate.
  5. Form a ball in your hands. Flatten the ball. Indent the middle with your finger.
  6. Wet your hands. Tap the sesame seeds and coriander seeds, then tap the falafel patty.
  7. Add the falafel patties directly into the hot oil. This requires some skill as the falafel mixture is fragile. See notes.
  8. Fry the tameya until golden brown, then flip. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes per side. 


  1. One option for frying the tameya patties is to use a spatula and spoon for lowering the delicate tameya patties into the hot oil. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Egyptian


  • Serving Size: 2 pieces
  • Calories: 353 calories
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 385 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47 g
  • Fiber: 12 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Cholesterol: 12 mg

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