|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 by at least 2″ as they will expand.
Combine drained chickpeas, onions, garlic, parsley, cilantro, hot pepper, cumin and salt in a blender/food processor. Do not puree.
Sprinkle in baking soda & 4 T 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 refrigerated, covered for several hours.
Ball up mixture to roughy the size of a golf ball. Fry in oil at 375 F, turning regularly to achieve an even, golden brown.
Serve with pita or over rice. Garnish as desired with lettuce, chopped tomato, and/or tzatziki.