ta’amia

Definition

Food

  • Soaked and cooked chickpeas or broad beans minced, mixed with water, egg, seasoning, turmeric, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, chopped garlic and coriander leaves, breadcrumbs and tahini or olive oil to form a soft but firm paste, formed into 2 to 3 cm balls and shallow-fried until golden brown. Traditionally a Coptic Lenten dish but now served throughout the Middle East.
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