Vegan fava bean falafels
- A little tricky
- Makes 16 to 24 falafels
- 500g Dried split fava beans, soaked overnight (no need to boil)
- 1 Red onion
- One big bunch of fresh coriander
- 1 Red chilli
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 10 Fresh mint leaves
- 3 Pinches of coarse salt
- 3 Pinches of black pepper
- 1tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1tsp Ground cumin
- ½tsp Cinnamon
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
- STEP 1
Roughly chop the herbs, chilli and onion. Mix in the beans, spices and lemon zest,
and pulse in a food processor until fairly smooth (but not a paste).
- STEP 2
Roll into ping-pong-ball-size patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- STEP 3
Pour 2-3 inches of oil into a pan and heat. When the oil is very hot, deep fry the patties for a few minutes until dark golden brown.
- STEP 4
Place on kitchen paper to drain and sprinkle lightly with salt.