If they fall apart when you cook them then the oil probably isn't hot enough. Also, don't use tinned or cooked chickpeas or you get the same problem.
A few handfuls of dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
2 tbsp tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1tsp baking powder
Handful of chopped parsley or coriander (good to freeze, then just crumble with hands)
Small dash of lemon juice
Salt and Pepper
1)Drain the chickpeas and put them in a blender. Blend until coarsely chopped.
2)Add all other ingredients and blend again.
3)Form mixture into small oval shapes with teaspoons and fry in hot oil. Drain on kitchen paper.
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