2 1/2 cups washe'd chickpeas
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (optional)
3 crushed garlic cloves
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1tsp ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup flour
oil for frying
Soak chickpeas overnight in 10 cups hot water and baking soda. Drain. Grind in a blender or food processor until fine.
Add spices and flour.If mixture is too dry, add a few drops of water.
Make small balls about 1 1/4 (3 cm) in diameter.Place on waxed paper or a greased baking sheet.
Heat the oil and deep fry a few balls at a time for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.Drain on a paper towel. Keep balls warm.