Ta'amiya | Egyptian Fava Beans Falafels


I have tried chickpeas falafels before ,this is the first time I used fava beans for the falafels. They tasted great with hummus inside the pita pockets.


1 can fava beans
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 -3 garlic cloves,minced
2 scallions,chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
juice of a lemon
1 tablespoon tahini
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon gram flour
salt to taste
2 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 tablespoon olive oil

Drain and rinse fava beans thoroughly.Add all the ingredients except sesame seeds in a food processor and process until a rough paste forms.
Transfer the contents of food processor in a plate.Make 12-15 lemon sized balls .Press them in palms to make a patty shape.
Sprinkle sesame seeds in a plate and coat the patties in it from both sides.
Let the patties rest in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
Smear a nonstick pan with olive oil in cook the falafels from both sides until light golden in color,Flipping once or twice.
Meanwhile line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven at 180 degrees.
Arrange the cooked falafel on the baking sheet using tongs and bake for 10-12 minutes or until brown and crisp.
Remove from oven ,cool on wire rack and serve with hummus or mint yogurt sauce.


Serve-4 Cooking time-30 minutes

Best regards,
Sapana Behl

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  1. Perfectly made, tempting taamiyas..they look so nice with sesame seeds rolled all over.

  2. I made fatal with fava beans and loved it. Your have turned out very good

  3. Very delicious sounding falafals..good one to indulge!

  4. Falafals looks crispy and delicious.

  5. I have tried fava beans in salads. But yet to try in falafel. Great twist.

  6. Love falafel but never made them with fava beans. Will have to try your version next.

  7. i want to try this out with fava ...looks nice


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