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.
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.