Feb 28, 2013



  • 2 cups dried garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup cilantro 
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 small onion
  • 6-8 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 3-4 tbs all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • vegetable oil for frying 

  • Soak the garbanzo beans in water over night the day before cooking. 
  • Blend the garbanzo beans and  in a food processor until the beans are the consistency of fine 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 powder, coriander powder, salt, black pepper, flour and  mix very well. 
  • Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan, turn to medium-low heat. 
  • Add the baking soda to the bean mixture before frying 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 pita bread and vegetables.

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