Falafel recipe

A Middle Eastern dish and a popular street food around the world that you can try in your home. Soaked chickpeas and some veggies are mixed together to form a ball or a patty and fried in healthy avocado oil. Can be served with favorite healthy sauce.

Falafel recipe

A Middle Eastern dish and a popular street food around the world that you can try in your home. Soaked chickpeas and some veggies are mixed together to form a ball or a patty and fried in healthy avocado oil. Can be served with favorite healthy sauce.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 62kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup onion roughly chopped
  • 1 cup parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon chickpea flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Avocado oil for frying

Instructions

  • At first drain and rinse the soaked chickpeas and add them to your food processor, along with the onion, parsley, cilantro, pepper, garlic, cumin, salt, cardamom and black pepper.
  • Pulse the food processor several times until the mixture resembles the texture of coarse sand.
  • Transfer the falafel mixture to a bowl and add the chickpea flour and baking soda. Stir together, then cover and refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Use your hands to form the falafel into balls or patties. Once the falafel are formed, Heat the oil to 350F. Cook the falafel in batches for 1-2 minutes or until golden.
  • Use a skimmer to check the color of the falafel and make sure they don't overcook. Then remove them to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve the falafel immediately, while warm and crispy on the outside.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 28g | Sodium: 170.2mg | Fiber: 2g | Calories: 62kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 2.5g | Protein: 3.6g | Carbohydrates: 8.1g
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