Although falafel can be made with just chickpeas, they taste really authentic with beans. They have to be soaked for 48 hours, however, so this recipe is not for those in a hurry. For this effort, the falafel taste absolutely fantastic and this recipe makes a whole load of them.
The first batch went to tcrumbs in the pan so I baked the second lot with a spray of oil and they were nice. I'm not familiar enough to discern a difference with plain chickpea falafel so I'd probably avoid all the peeling which was fiddley - 05 Jul 2011 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)