Falafel are spicy Bean Patties

Makes 35 patties


  • 1/2              lb split broad/fava beans 
  • 1/2              lb split chick peas 
  • 2                 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 1                 large brown onion 
  • 4                 large spring onions, finely chopped 
  • 1                 hot red or green pepper 
  • 4                 large spring onions, finely chopped 
  • 1                 level tbsp baking soda 
  • 3                 tbsp white flour 
  • 1                 cup finely chopped parsley 
  • 1                 tsp ground coriander 
  • 1                 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1                 tsp salt 
  • 1/2              tsp black pepper 
  • 6                 cups oil for frying


  1. Soak split broad beans and split chick peas in cold water overnight. In the morning rinse it in cold water and drain it. Add the garlic, onion, chilly pepper, spring onion, parsley and grind it to a fine paste in a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients as well and let it rest for at least an hour.
  2. Take a walnut-size lump of mixture and mould into round flat shapes 1 1/2″ in diameter and deep fry them in 350 degree hot oil for about 5 minutes, turning them over.
  3. You can use a falafel maker and fry them.

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