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Syrian Falafel Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Culture, Vocabulary

In a previous post, I presented the recipe for falafel, the Egyptian way. In this post, I present the recipe for Syrian falafel.

Image from video by شام الاصيل

The main difference is that Egyptian falafel is made with beans only, while Syrian falafel has a mixture of beans and chickpeas.

Please find the recipes below and follow the useful video for preparation steps.

650 غ فول مجروش مقشور
350 غ حمص
1 ملعقة كبيرة كزبرة يابسة
1 ملعقة كبيرة ثوم فريش
1 ملعقة كبيرة ثوم بودرة
1 ملعقة كبيرة ونصف كمون
1 ملعقة كبيرة مسح كربونة
1 ملعقة كبيرة ملح

بصلة صغيرة
1 ملعقة صغيرة فلفل ابيض


650 g Crushed Peeled Dried Beans

350 g Chick peas

1 tablespoon ground coriander

1 tablespoon fresh garlic

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon and a half cumin

1 tablespoon of bicarbonate soda

1 tbsp salt

1 small onion

1 teaspoon white pepper

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  1. Ninujan:

    Strictly speaking there is no such thing as Egyptian falafel. First off it’s called ta3miyya, and secondly it’s made from fava beans. The concept is the same though.

    • aziza:

      @Ninujan There is Egyptian Falafel, of course! I am Egyptian and I have had Egyptian falafel all my life. Ta3amiyya is another way of saying falafel in certain places like Cairo and the Delta.