Recipe by: Sherin Ismail

Source: Family recipe

Serves: 15 pcs



  • 1 cup raw fava beans (before soaking)
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • ¼ cup coriander
  • 2 spring onions (green more than white)
  • 1 small onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. water if needed
  • For topping:
  • 1 tbsp. roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp. coarse coriander seeds
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Soak Fava beans in water at least 12 hours, preferably 24 hours (better to change the water 3 times throughout the soaking process).
  • Drain the water and rinse the beans.
  • Put the fava beans in the blender along with fresh coriander, parsley, spring onions, onions, and garlic. (Do not put salt and spices when blending)
  • Blend them up and add little water when necessary. At this stage you can store the mixture in the freezer
  • When starting to fry add salt and herbs to the mixture.
  • Leave the mixture to rest for at least 15 minutes.
  • And put sesame seeds and coriander seeds on top then shape into round disk and fry.
  • Note: The frying oil has to be hot

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