I made these yummy falafels for the first time yesterday. I didn't have pita bread, so we just enjoyed them alongside bread and hummus.
2 1/2 cups of soaked garbanzo beans (not cooked)
1 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves (still whole)
1/2 tablespoon coriander
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon sea salt
2 tablespoons egg substitute (I used 1 Tbsp each of soy flour and water)
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
Put the garbanzos in a blender & mince till you have a fine crumbly texture. Place in a mixing bowl.
Blend parsley until finely minced (but not pureed).
Slightly roast the coriander and cumin seeds over a low heat in frying pan (just till they start to smell and brown ever so slightly).
Mix all ingredients.
Form into small patties and fry in a little oil till brown on both sides (turning over a couple of times). There is no need to actually deep fry them. Just putting a little oil in the pan for them to soak up is fine.
Put them in oven so that they may finish cooking on the inside, about 15 minutes each side.