Fried balls made from chickpeas.


  1. Soak chickpeas in water for at least 3 hours, ideally leave it overnight.

  2. Boil them until soft and mash together with garlic, onions and fresh coriander.

  3. Soak the bread in water until it’s soft and crumble it.

  4. Add flour to the bread, mix it together and add to the chickpeas mixture. Add baking powder and mix.

  5. Form parts of the mixture by hand into small balls and sprinkle them with sesame seeds.

  6. Fry in deep oil until golden brown.

  7. Serve with or without a sauce.

  • Ingreedients: 12
  • Number of persons: 4
  • Non-available ingredients
  • Predjelo
  • Sudan
  • Complexity: Srednje teško
  • Author: Omar
  • This recipe has been published in the cookbook Taste of Home.


  • 6 cups chickpeas
  • water
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 onions
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 loaf white bread
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame
  • oil for frying

About author

Omar is 34 years old and has been in Croatia for four months. He feels safe in Croatia and wants to stay here. He would wish that the conditions in his country would improve. He longs to visit his family and friends.


About country


Republic of Sudan became a parliamentary republic on 1. December 1956, with a temporary constitution. The constitution did not resolve the questions of the secular or Islamic state and federal or centralized structure. As the pro-Arab government in Khartoum promised the leaders of the southern provinces federal structure with distinct autonomy, there was a mutiny in the army that led to a civil war. Subsequently, there have been several changes of government, which, with constant negotiations with the southern provinces, strengthened dissatisfaction in the north of the country and lead the country into a disastrous situation. In 1989, Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Revolutionary Front and RCC came to power under the leadership of General Al-Bashir and Hassan al-Turabi.

Many political opponents were imprisoned, trade unions and political parties were banned, freedom of the press was abolished, the judicial system was destroyed and protests in the south were forcibly suppressed. Civil war begun and lasted intermittently until 2005, when there was an agreement on the creation of a government of national unity. In January 2011, a referendum was held on the issue of secession of the south of the country from the north. 98% of voters voted for an independent South Sudan and this was achieved on 9 July 2011. But unrest in the border areas persists. Extremely powerful Sudanese secret police continuously conducts gratuitous arrests of political opponents and human rights activists, while peaceful protests are routinely suppressed.

Annually, 4.4 persons per thousand inhabitants leave the country.