Ta’ameya, Falafel (Egyptian vegan croquettes) Recipe

1. Brief description

Falafel is a vegetarian croquette made with chickpeas or broad beans, which are popular in the Middle East. A favorite throughout the Middle East, it is now popular with vegetarians worldwide.

Locally, falafel can be eaten as a snack, appetizer, street food, or even McDonald’s in Egypt, and is enjoyed like fast food with a menu called McFalafel.

It is speculated that the origin of this dish may have originated in Egypt, and in Egypt, it is also called ‘Ta’ameya’ when calling this dish.

2. Cooking ingredients(10 pieces)

400g chickpeas (1 can canned) or broad beans, flour 1T, baking powder 1t, onion 1/2, garlic 2 cloves, minced parsley 2T, minced coriander 2T, cumin powder 1/2T, a little salt, black pepper

3. How to cook

Step 1. Rinse the chickpeas in water and strain through a sieve to drain the water.

Step 2. In a blender, add the chickpeas, garlic, chopped onion, chopped parsley, and chopped cilantro and blend.

Step 3. Put the ingredients of Step 2. in a bowl, add cumin powder, flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper powder and mix well.

Step 4. Form the ingredients in Step 3. into bite-sized balls.

Step 5. Pour enough cooking oil into a deep pan, put the falafel in a heated pot, and fry until golden brown while rolling.

Step 6. Remove the oil from the fried falafel using a kitchen towel or an oil sieve.

Step 7. Slightly cooled falafel is served on a plate with yogurt sauce and tahini sesame sauce and so on.

4. cooking tips

The freshly made falafel will be very hot, so be careful.

It’s good to make falafel in the form of patties and put it on hamburger buns with vegetables.

It goes very well with Greek Zatziki yogurt sauce. Or, it is good to eat it with various sauces according to your taste.