|Dried chickpeas||1 cup|
|Large Onion||1/2 roughly chopped|
|Fresh Parsley||2 tbsp., finely chopped|
|Fresh Cilantro||2 tbsp., finely chopped|
|Red Pepper Flakes||1 teaspoon|
|Baking Powder||1 teaspoon|
Soak chickpeas overnight in a large bowl full of cold water. Cover at least 2″ over the chickpeas; they expand!
Combine with onions, garlic, parsley, cilantro, hot pepper, cumin and salt in a blender/food processor. Do not puree.
Sprinkle in baking soda & 4 tbsp. of flour.
Pulse food processor to combine until the dough forms a small ball without sticking to the hand.
Put the mixture in a bowl and then refrigerate covered for several hours.
Ball up mixture to roughly the size of a golf ball.
Fry (a few at a time) in oil at 375 F, turning regularly to achieve an even, golden brown.
Serve with fresh pita or over rice. Garnish as desired with lettuce, chopped tomato, tzatziki.