I made a few changes, as usual. On the whole, a resounding success.
1 cup of dry chickpeas
1 cup fava beans (lightly crushed and skins winnowed)
- Soak at least 24 hours with several changes of water.
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tbs flour
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Toasted whole then ground spices
3 pepper corns
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
- Drain the beans, mash them up with all the other ingredients
- form into falafel shapes (which happens to be the same shape as a large spoon) and deep fry medium heat
Affordable? Yep. I can buy three falafels for a dollar in the shop, or I can make this huge pile of falafels for the same amount.