Tamia Recipe


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. 

Serve on its own, with fuul or as a tamia sandwich. 

After learning to cook Sudanese-style, Mark left Khartoum and paddled 3,000 miles down the River Nile through much of Sudan. Click here to find out about his Nile adventure and read extracts from his book based in The Sudan.



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