I'm intrigued about what they come out like when you try them again, as I think they would be a lot smoother than the ones I make.
Mine have about a cup of chickpeas (then soaked overnight), some mint or coriander, parsley (it says about 1/4 cup I think, but more is better), 2 teaspoons of cumin, 1 teaspoon of salt, I think 1 teaspoon (or is it a tablespoon...) of baking soda, an onion, 4-6 cloves of garlic, and a handful of chives (which is meant to be 2 spring onions, which I never have). Oh, and some tabasco sauce. It gets chopped/blended (chickpeas and herbs seperately), mixed, and balled. None of these measures are accurate, as I don't have the recipe with me - but as you can see they are fairly course compared to what you'll get. So I'm not sure how well any of my suggestions will work!