These patties or balls are delicious stuffed in a pita with the garlic sauce, cucumber, tomatoes, and lettuce. You can also make small balls instead and serve them as a unique and fabulous appetizer.
"I added 2 Tbsp of lemon juice and reduced the onions to 1/4 cup. I also made a garlic yogurt dipping sauce. Made some tonight as appetizers and everyone loved it."
Run chickpeas and onion through food grinder or food processor. Place in large bowl.
Add next 10 ingredients. Mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Leave balls round or flatten into patties.
Lower balls or patties on slotted spoon into hot 375 degree F cooking oil. Cook for about 45 seconds until desired shade of brown. Remove with slotted spoon to dish lined with paper towel.
Cut pitas in half. Stuff 4 balls or flattened patties in each. Makes 44 falafels or enough for 11 pitas.
Combine ingredients in medium bowl and chill. Serve in pitas with falafels.