For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 cup dried broad beans
  • 1 cup dried chick peas
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spices
  • salt & pepper


Soak the beans and the chickpeas in water and bicarbonate of soda overnight or for 24 hours. Drain and wash.

Put with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor, and blend till you get a soft dough like mixture.

Remove and keep in the fridge for 1 hour before use.

Divide and shape the mixture into small balls, the size of a walnut.

Flatten with your hand, then deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Serve warm, rolled in pitta bread, with added salad.

Recipe notes

Makes: 4 to 6