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Taameyya (Egyptian falafel)

by | Aug 20, 2018 | Falafel, Food

I love falafel, and I always wondered about the Egyptian version made with fava beans rather than chickpeas like which is more common? This can fall into political discussion about appropriation and origins or even stamping it with PDO status… So I decided to go with the most ancient method derived from Egyptians use of dried fava beans, it's a controversial subject at best, but for me it's a good vegetarian meal covered in tahini sauce and more!

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  1. Shawn

    Never had fava falafel! I have to try it!

  2. Carol

    My mother was from Egypt and her Taameyaa (or however) were so delicious and crisp – I grew up thinking that people used chick peas because they were easier to find – I didn’t realise it was a question of origin. I do remember hers being so crisp too. Did you find a difference?

  3. Jonitin

    Yes, the texture and taste is a bit different, perhaps I’d do half chickpeas and fava again, but they are delicious all the same!


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