Back in September Chez What Eat This posted about Fresh Falafel This is a recipe well worth trying!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Fresh Vegetarian falafel is like nothing else and when I say fresh I am not talking about a reconstituted dry mix. (original Post)
•1 cup dried chickpeas or 16 oz. can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
•1 large onion, chopped
•2 cloves of garlic, chopped
•handful of fresh parsley, chopped
•handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
•1 teaspoon coriander
•1 teaspoon cumin
•2 tablespoons flour
•Oil for frying
Place dried chickpeas in a bowl, covering with cold water. Allow to soak overnight. Omit this step if using canned beans.
Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, cilantro, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste), add flour and pulse in a food processor resulting in a thick paste.
Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball.
Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees until golden brown (5-7 minutes).