Falafel

1 lb dry (raw) chickpeas

large bunch of parsley

1 large onion, very finely chopped

10 garlic cloves, mashed

1/4 cup water

1.5 tablespoons grounded cumin

2 tablespoon sesame seeds

1.5 tablespoons salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

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Soak dry chickpeas in lots of water overnight.

Discard soaking water and place the chickpeas in a food processor. add all other ingredients.

Process till all combine to a dough-like paste.

Spoon small balls (I use a small melon/ice cream scooper)

 

In deep oil:

Form the patties and fry in heated to 375F. Once they are golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Fry in small batches.

In an oven:

Bake in 400f oven till golden brown.

In air fryer:

bake at 400f for about 10 minutes, open and shake the air fryer's basket. continue to bake another 4 minutes.

Serve with Tahini for dipping.

Note: Frying the deep oil is the best, but the oven or air fryer does not use any oil.

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