Egypt consumes approximately 70 percent of its beans in split form, which are used primarily for tamayya or falafel mixes. Split beans are made into a paste which is mixed with vegetables, herbs and spices and then fried to form a patty.
Tamayya are usually served in a pita bread, with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini sauce.
Tamayya sandwiches are found all over the world and recently has found itself being popular into mainstream street food culture. It is substituted as a healthier and more cost effective product than meat and chicken sandwiches.