Sunday, December 30, 2007


250g dried Fava Beans (Broad Beans) or dried Chick Peas
{soak them overnight in water}
3 Garlic Cloves crushed with a little Salt
Bunch of fresh Coriander, chopped
Bunch of fresh Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped
1-2 teaspoons of Cumin Seeds, ground
1 teaspoon of Coriander Seeds, ground
1 small Onion, grated
50g Chickpea Flour, or "00" Flour
1 Egg
Quarter teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda
Sunflower oil for deep frying (a bottle)
Sesame Seeds

1] Drain the beans and place half of them in a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to the boil.
2] Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes until they are tender.
3] Put the remaining beans in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
4] Transfer to a mixing bowl and whizz the cooked beans.
5] Add them to the bowl with the Garlic, Coriander, Parsley, Cumin, Coriander Seeds, Onion, Flour, Egg and Bicarbonate of Soda.
6] Mix well and season with Salt and Pepper.
7] Shape into balls and flatten them to 2cm thick discs.
8] Coat them in the Sesame Seeds.
9] Heat the Oil until it is hot, but not smoking and fry the discs in batches.
10] Drain on kitchen paper.