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Falafel

Falafel are easy to make and you can freeze them too. Just pop them in oil when you’re ready to eat. 

Course Side Dish
Keyword Falafel
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 42 falafel
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried broad beans soaked
  • 1 cup dried chickpeas soaked
  • 1 cup split green peas soaked
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 1 bunch continental parsley finely chopped
  • 5 tbsp chickpea flour (besan)
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cinamon
  • 1 tbsp fennel
  • 1 tbsp hemp seed
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin

Instructions

  1. Soak raw broad beans, chickpeas & split peas overnight

  2. Drain beans & peas and put in food processor and pulse till desired texture and empty into large mixing bowl

  3. Then add remainder of ingredients into bowl and mix till everything is evenly combined.

  4. Season with a little salt and pepper as desired

  5. With wet hands, get a handful of mixture and shape into desired size balls and sit on a lined tray

    Remembering the larger the ball the longer the cooking time

  6. If mixture is too dry and won’t stick, add a tbsp of water. If mixture is too wet and sloppy, add a tbsp of chickpea flour

  7. To cook, in a shallow pan deep enough to cover the falafels, heat some oil. 

    Tip - to see if oil is ready, put a wooded chopstick or spoon in hot oil and if it starts bubbling, its ready ;)

  8. Put falafels in hot oil and cook till golden brown. Be sure to rotate them to insure cooked evenly

  9. Remove cooked falafels from oil and let it rest on paper towel to absorb any excess oil

  10. Serve as is or with some hommus

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 42 ping pong ball size falafels.

Falafels can be baked in the oven at 200C for 10 - 15 min for a healthier option

For easy storage, let falafels set in freezer before transferring them to a freezer bag or container.

Best to let falafels thaw completely before cooking to insure even cooking. Otherwise your falafes may end up burnt on the outside and icy cold on the inside.

Falafels can be easily defrosted in the microwave

*Nutrition information is approximate and is meant as a guide only*

Nutrition Facts
Falafel
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 291mg8%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.