Fava Bean Rounds (Falafel) Recipe

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 These flavorful rounds are made from well Fava Bean Rounds (Falafel) Recipe

Total Time 3 hr 0 min
Servings 0

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


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.

Source: bettycrocker.com

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