Soak the white beans overnight in water.
Remove the skins and process in a blender or food processor. Add the
chopped onions, garlic, parsley, coriander, cumin, baking powder and
seasoning and blend again to make a very smooth paste. Allow the mixture
to stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Take walnut-sized pieces of mixture and
flatten into small patties. Set aside again for about 15 minutes. Heat the oil until it's very hot and then
fry the patties in batches until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper
and then serve with a tomato salad.
deep fried patties are one of the national dishes of Egypt. They make an
excellent starter or else can be served as a buffet dish.