01 February 2010

food makes a day go good

Gad: Fast Food in Cairo Egypt

Today I want to talk to you about Gad. I will say that Gad is not totally yogic food. It's essentially "fast food". Yet, much of the basic food group in Egypt is relatively healthy and yogic. Fuul beans, salads, lentils, and other wonderful spices are the staples for many of the meals.

These last few weeks, I've been on a Gad feeding frenzy of fuul and taamaia sandwiches. Okay, so taamaia might not be a good yogic choice, yet sometimes we have to go with a body rhythm. Right now my body is drummin' on that taamaia sandwich from Gad.

I don't want to give anyone the impression that I am a cook, or even know how to cook.

I eat.

This recipe sounded really nice, so thought I'd include it.

A Recipe for TAMEYA


500g chickpeas
4 cloves garlic
2 onions
2 tbsp flour
1 white bread roll
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp coriander seeds (optional)
1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
bunch of fresh coriander (optional)
1 green pepper (optional)

Soak chickpeas in water for at least 3 hours. Cook until tender and mince with garlic, onion, pepper and fresh coriander. Soak bread in water and mince, add with flour to mixture. Stir and add salt, pepper, coriander seeds and leave for 15-minutes. Add baking powder, shape with hands into small saucer shape and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
 Deep fry.

Gad tamaya sandwich

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