Recipes by their Ingredients

broad beans

  • Falafel

    (makes about 20)
    1 cup dried broad beans
    1 cup dried chick peas
    1 tsp baking soda
    4 cloves of garlic crushed
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1 tblsp ground cumin
    1 onion chopped
    ½ cup fresh coriander chopped
    ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
    Salt & pepper
    Sesame seeds (garnish)
    ¼ tsp mixed spices

    Mixed Spice:
    (Here is a typical blend of spices used to make mixed spice:)
    1 Tbs ground allspice
    1 Tbs ground cinnamon
    1 Tbs ground nutmeg
    2 tsp ground mace
    1 tsp ground cloves
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1 tsp ground Ginger

    NOTES: Best served with freshly warmed pita bread, tomato, cucumber, topped with tahini sauce.


    Let the beans and the chick peas in water and bicarbonate of soda for about 24 hours. Drain and rinse the beans, using cold water.Take the skins of the beans off.

    Put the beans in a food processor, mince to a very fine paste.

    Mix garlic, onions and peppers well, then add them to the food processor and process into a paste.
    Cover and let stand 1+½ hours.

    Take about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and form into patties about 1+½ inch diameter. Then Let them set another 15 minutes.

    Sprinkle with Fry them in vegetable oil until golden brown.