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Ease of Preparation: Moderate

Preparation Time: 15 min
plus overnight soaking

Cook Time: 20 min

Servings: 4

Recipe By: Leah Leneman

From:  Vegan Cooking for Everyone
Used with permission of Thorsons

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Falafel Bites

The secret of this recipe is to use raw beans, not cooked ones.

1 1/3 cups garbanzo beans
6  scallions
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1  clove garlic
2 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cover the garbanzo beans with cold water and leave to soak overnight. Drain well and grind the beans in a food processor.

Chop the scallions finely. Grind the coriander and cumin. Mince the garlic.

Combine all the remaining ingredients with the garbanzo beans in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.

Form the mix into small balls about the size of a walnut. Deep-fry them in oil which has been heated to 350-375 degrees until they are golden. Drain thoroughly on paper towels.
Chef Suggestions
Serve in pita bread pockets, with shredded lettuce and finely chopped cucumber and tomato, with some tahini creamed with lemon juice and minced garlic.
Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 200 calories, 12g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 920mg sodium, 19g total carbohydrate and 6g protein.

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