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Broad Bean Patties [Falafel]:
Submitted by: Madame Fahimeh | Date Added: 18 Jul 2010
Listed in: Lebanese Appetizer

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Ingredients

• 1 kg (32 oz) peeled green fava beans (dried)
• 1 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
• 1 cup roughly chopped fresh coriander
• 3 heads garlic, peeled and crushed
• 3 large onions, chopped
• ½ tspn ground cinnamon
• ½ tspn ground cumin
• 2 tspn salt
• 1 tspn ground paprika
• 1 tspn ground chili
• ½ tspn ground black pepper
• 2 tbls plain flour
• 1 tspn ground dried coriander
• ½ tspn bicarbonate of soda
• 3 tspn baking powder
• 5 cups vegetable oil (for deep frying)
Preparation

• Soak beans in water for 24 hours, then drain well.
• Mix all ingredients except (salt, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, black pepper, chili, bicarbonate, and baking powder).
• Grind in a food processor.
• Add to mixture salt, peppers, bicarbonate, baking powder and process another time.
• Leave mixture aside for 30 minutes then knead.
• Divide mixture into balls using a special tool for Falafel balls, if this tool is not available, take a spoonful of mixture and make flat balls.
• Heat oil in deep pan over high heat, then fry till browned.
• Serve Falafel hot with parsley, tomatoes, fresh mint, spring onions, pickles and sesame paste.
Additional Notes
Its a good idea to have multiple pans going at one time to make the cook ... otherwise the 2 hours could turn into a half a day. :)