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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish well known and loved in most parts of the world. It is made from ground beans mixed with herbs and spices, shaped into balls or small patties, and deep-fried. Some people use chickpeas only, but using a blend of chickpeas and fava beans will yield falafel that is less dry in texture.


  • 1 cup (8 oz/225 g) shelled dried fava/broad beans, washed, soaked overnight, and drained


  • In a food processor or blender, finely grind shelled fava beans and chickpeas.
  • In a big bowl mix ground beans with parsley, cilantro, mint, garlic, onion, za’tar, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, chili, baking soda, and flour. Knead briefly to combine. Let rest for an hour.
  • With wet hands, take walnut-size portions, and fo