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Falafel

The origin of falafel is unknown and controversial. A common theory is that the dish originated in Egypt, possibly eaten by Copts as a replacement for meat during Lent. ... The dish later migrated northwards to the Levant, where chickpeas replaced the fava beans.

Prep
Cook
Serves 2people
Ingredients
1
cup dried chickpeas.
1/2
large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley.
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro.
1
teaspoon salt.
1/2
teaspoon dried hot red pepper.
4
cloves garlic.
Directions
1.
Wash and soak chickpeas for overnight. Drain them to a colander.
2.
Process together chickpeas, cumin, coriander, pepper, cayenne, salt, onion, garlic, parsley and flour to a coarse mixture.
3.
Deep fry them in hot oil until golden.
4.
Drain them on a kitchen towel.
5.
Serve with favorite dip or as a stuffing in pita. Enjoy!

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