|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||17%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Falafel is more commonly prepared with chickpeas; this falafel recipe is made with a combination of fava beans and chickpeas. Making falafel with fava beans is common in some Middle Eastern countries, and this recipe combines the two variations.
1 cup dried fava beans, peeled
1/2 cup dried chickpeas, peeled
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon baking powder
Oil, for frying
Soak beans overnight in water. Drain and rinse. Preheat oil to 350 F. 2 inches of oil in a frying pan will suffice. We prefer to use vegetable or canola oil, but olive oil can be used also.
Place beans in food processor and blend. Add remaining ingredients to form a thick paste-like consistency. If too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency.
Remove falafel mixture from processor. Spoon falafel into hot oil by the tablespoon. Fry for about 2 minutes or until falafel is a golden brown color. Serve falafel by itself, or with hot pita bread with veggies, hummus, or tahini sauce.