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Middle Eastern Falafel

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  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
  Dried garbanzo beans 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dried fava beans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Coriander leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm), minced
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Coriander 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking soda 2 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Soak the garbanzo beans and fava beans in water over night before the day of cooking. Chop and blend the garbanzo beans and fava beans in a food processor until the beans are the consistency of fine bread crumbs. Put in a large bowl. Next put the onion, garlic, cilantro and parsley in the blender and blend until it is a paste consistency, add to bean mixture. To the bowl add the cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper, bread crumbs and cayenne pepper and mix very well. Taste to see if you would like to add more salt or not. Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a 2 to 3 inch frying pan, turn to medium-low heat. Add the baking soda to the bean mixture and mix well. Mold the falafel mixture into small balls and drop into oil to fry, continually turn over the falafel balls to keep the color an even brown on all sides, when they are a medium brown color, remove the balls and drain on a paper towel for a minute. Serve warm and fresh with tahini sauce and vegetables.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Middle Eastern
Deep Fried
Garbanzo Bean
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Here is an excellent step by step video that shows how to make a traditional middle eastern falafel from scratch. The chef also gives great serving suggestions for this crispy falafel with tahini sauce and vegetables. This video is a must watch to make this crowd pleaser recipe.

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