Mix all ingredients, except soda, together in a food processor or blender. Mix thoroughly. (Falafel may be frozen at this stage. Thaw completely before adding soda and cooking.) When ready to fry, mix in the soda. Shape into small patties, 1-1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. Fry in deep, hot oil until lightly browned and crisp. Serve hot with tomatoes in pita bread. Add cucumber pickles if desired.
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