Fava Bean Rounds (Falafel)

Fava Bean Rounds (Falafel)

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

Minutes

Total Time

3:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

servings

2
cups water
1
cup dried white fava or garbanzo beans
1
egg
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)
Vegetable oil
  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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Time-Saver
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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 105
    • (Calories from Fat 45 ),
  • Total Fat 5 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 55 mg;
  • Sodium 660 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3 g,
  • Protein 5 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.