1 Cup Garbanzo beans/chole(washed and soaked over night or at least 8 hours)
3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 green chilli
3 garlic cloves
¼ Tsp cumin
⅛ Tsp cinnamon (Optional)
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tsp Salt or as per taste
½ Tsp freshly grounded black pepper
Drain water from beans, transfer in a food processor/mixi, combine all other ingredients . Grind it to coarse mixture. You can add water tbs by tbs if necessary. Remove the mixture into bowl.
Using your hands, Take about 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time. and make lemon size balls. Meanwhile, In a kadhai, heat enough oil for deep frying. add 2-3 balls into kadhai and deep fry on medium- medium low heat until they becomes golden brown.
1) Do not add water at a time of grinding. If mixture gets runny, add little besan/gram flour.
2) Do not fry falafel on high heat, they will not cook properly.