Falafels a Middle Eastern dish that’s deep fired and made with ground chickpeas or beans mixed with different herbs and few spices that everyone has at home. Falafels can be eaten as a snack with dipping sauce, wrapped in pita bread or flat bread with fresh veggies or with rice or quinoa as a falafel bowl. Since these are made with chickpea and herbs these are naturally gluten-free and healthy and perfect for vegans and vegetarians.
Since the day that I started exploring vegan food I’ve been trying many vegan snacks and recipes and this by far, is one of my favorites.
- 01 cup of chickpeas – soaked overnight
- 01 cup of coriander leaves or parsley
- 01 large clove of garlic
- 01 small onion
- 01 tsp of black pepper
- 01 tsp of salt
- ½ tsp of chili powder
- ½ tsp of cumin
- 01 tbsp of lime or lemon juice
- 01 tsp of backing powder
- 01 tsp of olive oil
- Oil for frying
- 02 Pre-made wraps
- Cherry tomatoes
- Mashed avocado
- Bell Pepper
- Dill pickles
- Flat bread
- Sesame seeds
- Coriander leaves
- Oregano leaves
- Tomato sauce
Prep Time : 10 mins | Cook Time : 10 mins | Makes 10 falafels
- Rinse and drain out all the water from the chickpeas and put it in a food processors along with the rest of the ingredients and pulse few times. Make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
- Transfer the mixture into a bowl and scoop a little potion from the mixture and make about 2 – 2.5-inch size falafel balls.
- Meanwhile heat up a frying pan with at least 03 inch filled with oil (Just enough to deep fry) and fry falafels until golden brown.
- Transfer the fried falafels into a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
- To assemble the wrap, first spread the avocado spread on the flat bread and then add lettuce (you can use any green you have), cucumber slices, tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapenos, pickles, oregano leaves and fold the wrap as you like.
- Sprinkle some sesame seeds, drizzle some tomato sauce or tahini sauce if you have and garnish with some coriander leaves and serve.
- Adding baking powder is really not mandatory when making falafels but make sure to add it if you need your falafels really moist.
- If you want to add more herbal flavor to your falafels then don’t hesitate to add more coriander or parsley.
- If you find difficult to foam a ball with falafel batter then add some all propose flour and give it a good mix. Adding flour will help to hold the falafels balls together and will absorb if there are any excess moisture.
- Do not put falafels in to the oil unless its hot and bubbling.
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Cant wait to see your re-creations!