Egyptian Falafel


  • 1 cup dried chick peas
  • 1 cup dried broad beans
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spices
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper


Step 1

Soak beans and chick peas in water and bicarbonate of soda for 24 hours then drain and wash.

Step 2

Place the soaked beans and chick peas with all of the other ingredients in a food processor, then blend until you get a soft dough mixture.

Step 3

Remove from blender and keep in the fridge for at least 1 hour before use.

Step 4

Divide and shape mixture into small balls, a walnut size.

Step 5

Flatten a bit with your hand.

Step 6

Add a sprinkle of sesame seeds and press it into the falafel (optional).

Step 7

Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Step 8

Serve warm, rolled in pita bread, and add salad.

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