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2 c. dried fava beans or chick peas
1 medium onion - chopped finely
2 cloves garlic - crushed
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
1 egg - beaten
1/2 c. parsley - finely chopped
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1. Soak the bean or chickpeas in water overnight. Drain. ( If you use fava beans that are not skinless, remove the skins now.)
2. Place the beans or chickpeas in blender and blend to a fine paste.
Add the onion, parsley, egg, garlic, coriander, cumin, cayenne, baking soda, salt and pepper. Mix well in the blender.
4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and keep aside for 1\2 an hour.
Heat oil in a deep fryer to medium high. Drop carefully a tablespoon full of paste into the hot oil. Fry to a golden color, turning once or twice.
6. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on absorbent kitchen paper.
7. Serve hot with Tahini or wrapped inside pita bread with garlic chutney and lettuce. makes 30- 35 balls.