Fava Bean Rounds (Falafel) Recipe
These flavorful rounds are made from well-seasoned fava beans and then fried golden brown. They're perfect served by themselves or in pita bread sandwiches.
Prep Time 15 min
2 cups water
1 cup dried white fava or garbanzo beans
1 small red onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon ground ground red pepper (cayenne)
1. Heat 2 cups water and the beans to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
2. Add enough water to cover beans if necessary. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 to 1/2 hours or until tender. Drain, reserving liquid.
3. Mash beans with fork; add 2 to 3 tablespoons reserved liquid if necessary. (Do not puree beans in blender or food processor.) Stir in remaining ingredients execept oil. (Mixture should be thick.) Cover and let stand 1 hour.
4. Pinch off 1-inch pieces; shape into rounds and flatten. Let stand 30 minutes.
5. Heat oil (2 inches) in 3-quart saucepan to 375°F. Fry 4 or 5 rounds at a time in oil 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
If you don't have time to start with dried beans, use two 15- to 16-ounce cans of garbanzo beans, drained and liquid reserved.