Falafel

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of dry chick peas (1kg)

  • 2 cups of dry fava beans ( choose the ones that are peeled) Soak overnight (500g)

  • 1 onion

  • ½ head of garlic (about 8 cloves peeled)

The Herbs:

  • 1 bunch coriander

  • ½ bunch flat leaf parsley

  • ¼ bunch mint

The Seasonings:

  • 2 tsp salt (or more to taste)

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp ground coriander

  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper

  • ½ tsp pepper

  • A pinch of ground cardamom

Method:

  1. Pour peas & beans into a large bowl and cover with 3” of cold water. Leave to soak overnight. They will double in size as they soak.

  2. Rinse & strain the chick peas & beans (no cooking involved)