Magical Green Falafels

Moist, incredibly delicious falafels flavored with mint, dill and parsley. Better than the ones you get at restaurants!

Magical Green Falafels

INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 cup dry garbanzo beans
  2. 1 cup split broad beans/fava beans (or replace with more chickpeas)
  3. 2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/2 stalk celery, chopped
  5. 1 large onion, chopped
  6. 1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  7. 2/3 cup fresh parsley
  8. 2/3 cup fresh mint
  9. 1/2 cup fresh dill
  10. 1 tsp salt
  11. 2 tsp ground cumin
  12. 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  13. 1/4 tsp oregano
  14. 1/4 tsp of each: cinnamon, anise, cardamom, ginger
  15. 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  16. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  17. 1/2 cup rice flour (or chickpea flour)
  18. oil for frying

FOR SERVING
  1. Homemade hummus

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Place the chickpeas and broad beans in a large bowl with the baking soda. Cover with water and let soak overnight.
  • Drain and rinse the beans. Place them in a food processor and all the other ingredients: celery, onion, red bell pepper, fresh herbs, salt, spices, garlic powder, oregano, baking soda and rice flour.
  • Pulse until all the ingredients are finely chopped and a coarse meal forms. Scrape down the sides and pulse again until the texture looks like a fine meal, like couscous. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Using your hands, form small balls, or thick discs and place them on a place lined with parchment paper. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1H. It’s even better to let them rest overnight to let the flavors develop.