Recipe courtesy of Colette Rossant


  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 30 min
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Soak 1/2 pound of peeled, split dried fava beans in water, overnight

1 garlic clove, chopped

3/4 cup chopped parsley

Green tops of 1/2 bunch scallions, chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Drain beans, and place in a food processor with garlic, puree until ground. Add parsley, scallions, cumin, baking powder, salt and cilantro. Pulse and process until thoroughly ground and the mixture comes together. Turn out into a bowl, wet hands, and form into 2-inch balls. Flatten each ball slightly and roll in toasted sesame seeds. Place on a pan, cover, and refrigerate until you are ready to fry. In a saucepan heat 2 inches of vegetable oil to 365 degrees. Drop a few ta'miyya into the oil and fry until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve with tehina as an appetizer. Or stuff them with chopped lettuce and tehina into pita for lunch.

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