How to make Tamiya – Egyptian Recipes

Tamiya is one of the most common breakfast food items in Egypt and nearby countries. It is a healthy food because it contains proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from chickpeas, onion, garlic, cloves, fava beans, and coriander. Let us now discuss how you can make a Tamiya dish at home. Read on!


  • One pound or three cups of dried fava beans
  • Six to eight minced scallions
  • Three to five crushed garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup of fresh parsley or chopped cilantro
  • One teaspoon of ground cumin
  • One teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne
  • Two teaspoons of salt
  • One teaspoon of coriander
  • All-purpose flour for coating
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Soak the fava beans in water and leave overnight
  2. Grind the beans in a meat grinder or food mill to make a paste
  3. Add garlic, scallions, cilantro, baking powder, cumin, cayenne, salt, coriander, and pepper
  4. Refrigerate these ingredients for 30 minutes
  5. Now shape the bean mixture into balls
  6. Make sure the ball size is no more than one inch
  7. Coat each bean with flour
  8. Heat a half inch of oil over 365 degrees Fahrenheit
  9. Fry the balls/patties in batches until they have a golden brown color
  10. Frying for 5-7 minutes is appropriate
  11. Serve as pita bread with tahini sauce or tomato-cucumber salad
  12. Enjoy the delicious Tamiya with your family and friends