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 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
105
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
55 mg
55 %;
Sodium
660 mg
660 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
5 g
5 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.