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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


  1. 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.
  2. Shape into balls, using about 1 tablespoon for each.
  3. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Brown balls on all sides.