Ta’amia or Falafel

Bean Rissoles

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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This is one of Egypt’s national dishes, welcome at all times, for breakfast, lunch or supper.

The Christian Copts, who are said to be pure representatives of the ancient Egyptians, claim this dish as their own, along with melokhia soup. Their claim is quite probably justified since these dishes, whose origins cannot be traced, are nevertheless believed to be extremely old. During Coptic religious festivals, and particularly during Lent, when