Falafel is really a falafel ball. It is typically fried, but may also be baked. It always consists of one or more types of beans; usually fava beans or chickpeas). In some regional varieties parsley is added too.
All other ingredients may vary, depending on flavor preferences or preparation technique.
- 2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
- 4 cloves garlic - peeled and sliced
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 onion, cut into chunks
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon corn oil
- In a food processor or blender puree chickpeas. To the chickpeas add garlic, peanut butter, green onion, onion, egg, coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper and soy sauce; process until well mixed.
- Shape into balls, using about 1 tablespoon for each.
- Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Brown balls on all sides.