25 min cook time
8 min prep time
Preperation Time:
8 mins
Cooking Time:
25 mins



  • 2 cups chickpeas / kabuli chana
  • oil as needed for frying
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder / ground cayenne pepper
  • salt as needed
  • 1.5 tbsp. all purpose flour (optional)





  • Wash and soak chickpeas for overnight. Drain them to a colander.
  • Process together chickpeas, cumin, coriander, pepper, cayenne, salt, onion, garlic, parsley and flour to a coarse mixture.
  • Make lemon sized balls. If you have added flour then you may slightly flatten them. Deep fry them in hot oil until golden.
  • Drain them on a kitchen towel.
  • Serve with favorite dip or as a stuffing in pita.


This recipe has first appeared here.



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